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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE LETHBRID5E HERALD Solurdoy, Dictmb.r 5, 1970 JIMMY KERR The hours are okay. It would be fine if tha stores would stag- ger staffs for extra night shopping. WILLIAM GOREVVICH I have been in Let.hbridge since June and think they should be open six nights the last two weeks before Christ- inas. I come from Montreal they do this, there with staggered staffs and lots of stu- dents and elderly people hired extra help. The shopping malls stayed open very late but they were so far out they didn't affect the downtown business. HIGHER FIGURE The Canadian Bankers Asso- ciation reports cheques cashed on individual bank accounts in major Canadian cities during October were up 11.6 per cent from the same month of 1969. MRS. HOWARD PROSSER I would not like to see shop- ping every night because it is not fan- to other workers. The man behind the counter is en- titled to his free time as well. LEAH POELLMAN To tell you the truth it doesn't matter to me but for other peo- ple in the town, night shopping is very helpful. (She is from The last week open would be a real asset to them. JOAN WATERFIELD The shopping hours of only two extra afternoons are com- pletely adequate. Store staff have worked hard enough with- out getting extra working time. They have to get their own shopping done too. W. J. SANDERS If people can't get their shop- ping done without evenings, they wouldn't get it done any- way. The people in the stores g.et time off for shopping so they don't need night shopping and there are pensioners like me who shop just any old time. REED AINSCOUGH More shopping is not neces- sary and especially not Christ- mas eve but the two nights be- fore Christmas would be nice as Christmas falls on a Friday this year. ALEX KOSHMAN Tlie shopping hours are fine with me but I would sooner see them open on the nights of the last week. Businessmen remain divided Mothers tvant longer hours Public generally satisfied with shopping hours Christmas shopping hours is a change needed or do Leth- bridge and district residents have ample opportunity to buy gifts this year? Because Christmas Eve this year falls on Thursday, shop- ping hours just before the big day will be somewhat restrict- ed, although stores will be open all day on the two Wednes- days before Christmas. In view of recent, suggestions from some local businessmen that an extension in shopping hours is needed, The Herald conducted a survey on the mat- ter. Local businessmen and city and district residents were asked their views. In addition to 10 "man-on-the-street" inter- views, 50 telephone calls were placed at random in Lethbridge and district. In the business community itself some division of opinion appears evident. Mike Hassall, executive di- rector of the College Shopping Mall, has called for late night shopping from Dec. 14 to 23. The need for more Christmas shopping has been echoed by Al Connelly, Centre Village Mall executive director. The Downtown Businessmen's Association, representing about 50 per cent the downtown merchants, recently voted to abide by the closing bylaw as it presently stands. Fred Harrison, speaking for the Shoppers' World merchants, said the public is not fully util- izing the shopping hours now available. No change should be made, he said, unless the pub- lic comes forward and demands it. He observed that the Wed- Park expansion awaits master plan Discussion on an extension of the boundaries of Waterton Lakes National Park, proposed by the Waterton Chamber of Commerce and park leasehold- ers, will have to wait until the completion of a provisional mas- ter develop m e n t plan, the groups were told Friday. J. J. Buchanan, MP for Lon- don West attached to the de- Students to hear racer Lethbridge high school stu- dents will hear a special lec- ture and presentation on high- way safety Monday and Tues- day as veteran Indianapolis 500 race driver Chuck Stevenson visits here. Mr. Stevenson 3s one of 10 Indianapolis veteran drivers who spend the off season pro- moting safe driving. All emphasize three main factors mental alertness, courtesy to other drivers, safe mechanical condition of the car. A 14 minute film, illustrat- A.N.A.F. NOTICE of GENERAL MEETING Monday, Dec. 7th 8 p.m. IN CLUB ROOM A.N.A.F. ASSOCIATION ing the extensive precautions taken in racing is a part of the safety .feature, which is in its 17th year. It has been present- ed to some 12 million teen-agers in the United States and Can- ada. The program will be given at the Lethbridge Collegiate Insti- tute, Monday at 10 a.m., and at p.m. at Winston Church- ill High School the same day. On Tuesday, the program will be given at a.m. at Catho- lic Central High School. The event is sponsored in Lethbridge by The Lethbridge Herald. FROM RUSSIA Russian thistle, better known in the United States as tum- bleweed or wind witch, arrived in that country with a group of Russian immigrants in 1872. FREE from SEEMAN'S JEWELLERY I Featuring: LADIES7 AND GENTS' RINGS STONE RINGS ALL BIRTHSTONES JADE OPAL STAR SAPPHIRE TIGER EYE A CATS EYE partment of Indian affairs and northern development, told a meeting of the chamber and leaseholders in Lethbridge the request, contained in a brief prepared by the chamber, was outside the terms of reference of the study he is conducting. He said he would investigate the matter and there would be opportunity for public discus- sion after the development plan had been completed. T. L. Ross, Waterton Park superintendent, said there was no definite indication when the plan might be ready. Similar plans for Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kcotenay parks have been prepared and notices of public hearings on them have been published. The chamber points out in the brief the number of visitors is increasing and the park is not large enough to accommo- date them. Most of the meeting between Mr. Buchanan and tte Water- ton representatives was spent in a discussion of the technical as- pects of the situation regarding leases in national parks. A Supreme Court of Canada mling in November established the validity of perpetual leases. I However, from the questions I ESked at the meeting, it was evident some details remain to be worked out. Mr. Buchanan emphasized was not in Lethbridge to arbit- rate on individual eases, but to gather information for recom- mendations to the minister. It was his position, he said, Tickets available There are still a few single tickets available for the Leth- bridge Symphony Association's concert in the Yates Memor- ial Centre at p.m. Monday, an association spokesman said Saturday. TO SYMBOLIZE FOND MEMORY Choose wisely the monu- ment to honor your loved ones. We will be pleased to assist you. LETHBRJDGE MONUMENTAL AND TILE WORKS "We Have Been Satisfying Customers for Over.60 Years" 325 8th St. 5., lethbridge Phone 327-3920 that the government must step in at some point in time to change the perpetual leases to 42-year leases. He indicated he may recom- mend that legislation be enact- ed that would allow the govern- ment to do tills when a perpet- ual lease was transferred to a new lessee. Since the Supreme Court rul- ing, perpetual leases have been assignable to new lessees in perpetuity, except in excep- tional circumstances. Mr. Buchanan also said it was his view persons holding com- mercial leases should be com- pensated, at fair market value, for the improvements made during the term of the lease. nesday openings before Christ- mas had been a "dead loss'" for the past five years because people are not accustomed to shopping at that time and don't take advantage of the oppor- tunity. Conrad Plettell, president of the North Lethbridge Business' men's Association, said his per- sonal opinion was that there was adequate time under the present bylaw for people to do their Christmas shopping. A random sample of opinion taken through 50 telephone in- terviews showed an approxi- mate two to one split in favor of retaining the present shop- ping hours. Those wanting an extension of the hours were mostly mothers with young children who found it difficult to get out to shop during the day. There was also some quali- fied support for an all day Wednesday opening on a regu- lar basis. Calls to five smaller centres in the area indicated residents there either did not shop in Lethbridge or found the pres- ent store hours satisfactory. MRS. VANDEN HEUVEL That's enough shopping time. W.s have Thursday and Friday nights too. I wouldn't like to see night shopping all the last week before Christmas. EILEEN STEVENSON I would like to see it open every Wednesday not just the last two weeks before Christ- mas. Many employees like me have no time to get into town at all. I work at the University of Lethbridge. I would like the shops epen any chance they can eicept Christmas eve of course. I am in favor of extended night hours. Southminster United Church Senior Choir Presents The Christmas Part, of HANDEL'S "MESSIAH" Sunday, Dee. p.m. in the Church Sanctuary AND "CHRISTMAS ORATORIO" by BACH. Sunday, Dee. p.m. Also performed in the Church Sanctuary SOLOISTSi Ann Rogers Soprano; Mary Guest singers from McKillop United Church and First Baptist Church Thomson Contralto; Walter Goerzen Tenor; Arthur Hunt Bass; James Cousins Bass. Organist and Choir Director Wilfred Woolhouse Martin Bros. Funeral Homes Ltd. (2nd GENERATION) Gift Wrapping on all items! Roughed gold florentine and plain finish in white or yellow gold. Shop now from our large selection! SEEMAN'S JEWELLERY LTD. 604 3rd Ave. S. THE SUNDAY HOUR Phone 327-4985 M 2? "If you don't know your your jeweller" ST. AUGUSTINE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH SENIOR CHOIR Directed by MRS. DELORES REID- Accompanist, MRS. MARGARET NELSON Commentator, MR. GARY SCOVIll Sunday, December to p.m. CJLH-TV Channel 7 THE TRADITIONAL CHAPEL THE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 812 3rd Avenue South 703 13th Street North 2nd GENERATION FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND ADMINISTRATIVE COUNSELLORS FOR PRE-ARRANGEMENTS (Authorized by the Alberta Go vernment Security Commiision) ;