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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta i-FTHBRIDGE December Sears where Christmas ideas begin It's never too late to wrap up great Christmas values. At Sears Economy canister cleaner Sturdy canister vacuum with tool set, 15' cord and friction-fit wands. 20R 030 288 35 88 Save Deep-cleaning beater-bar Kenmore Powermate Big-power canister plus the motorized beater-bar Powermate combine for great cleaning power. Use the Powermate and whisk dirt out of all your carpets. Even thick shags. Use as a canister and you've got power to clean drapes, upholstery and bare floors. Auto. 20' cord. Clip-on tools. 20R 032 487 139S? Reg. Kenmore hand vacuum Save Compact size. Big vacuum power. Use it for quick clean-ups around the house, boat, trailer, cottage or car. Weighs Ibs. 20R 030 270 2498 Reg. Save Wet or dry Great for poolside, workshop, all through the house! Non-clog cleaning action. 20R 031 002. 699I Reg. Upright carpet cleaner With carpet-cleaning beater- bar brush, 7-position heipht control. 20R 030 298 89 98 Big cleaning power With auto, cord reel, tools, slide suction control. Power- mate outlet. 20R 030 275 8998 Compact carpet upright A featherweight to handle. Folds and hangs in closet. Gets right under low furniture. Disposable dust bag. 20' cord. Value! 20R 030 280. 4Q88 12" cleaning path. Scrub-wax- polish brushes. 40 02. dispen- ser 18' cord. 20R 060 164 31 97 Handy 'Kwik-Sweep' For bare floors and camel clean-ups. Dust cup. 20R 064 010 3598 Economy 'Kwik-Sweep' Single-speed with 2-position brush, disposable dust bags. 15'cord. 20R030282 24 88 Save Port, sewing machine With zig-zag, auto, blind hem and built-in buttonholer. Head, control 20R091024 15998 Reg. Save on consoles a-Fits 16 sq. corner 20R 094 230 Reg. S39.88 b-Fits 15 sq. corner. 20R 095 100 Reg. 88 Reg. 120 oz. see-through dispenser with control to stop overwet- ting. 2-speed. Complete pads and brushes. 20R 60165 4Q98 Shop by phone. Call 328-9231 Ltd Enjoy it now: yuu At Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee. Satisfaction or money refunded. Store Hours: Open Daily a.m. to p.m. until Christmas Centre Village Mall Telephone 328-9231 Fun time for Santa Ninety-seven year-old Mrs. Ethyl Bowes takes full advantage of Santa's visit in getting a few lessons in the old soft shoe. The annual party was sponsored by the Picton, Ont., Kinsmen in an effort to spark the spirits of the senior citizens and for Mrs. Bowes it seems to have worked. New Zealand 9s unemployment world9s lowest By J. C. GRAHAM AUCKLAND (CP) In a world of economic crisis and mounting unemployment, the situation in New Zealand gets still more extraordinary. There has been no signifi- cant unemployment in New Zealand ever since the Second World War and in face of all portents the tiny number of unemployed in New Zealand is actually Predictions of unemploy- ment have frequently been made this year, by economic prophets, by employers and by trade union executives. So far they all have proved wrong. At the moment, in fact, the total number of unemployed in the entire country stands at 851. This works out at about .07 per cent of the work force. There are no unemployed at all in the three largest Wellington and Christchurch. There has not been one person regis- tered unemployed in the larg- est city, Auckland, for well over a year, and Auckland contains nearly 30 per cent of the country's work force. The numbers of persons who are registered unemployed are mostly for various reasons unemployable or are subject to special temporary emergencies. The fall in unemployed recently has been to some ex- tent seasonal. It is spring, coming up summer, in the southern hemisphere and more jobs become available toward Christmas. But in fact the level of un- employment has never reach- ed more than token levels even in the depths of winter. The highest figure this year was on July 12, and in spite of pessimistic pre- dictions of recession, that in fact was little more than half the level of the same time in the previous year. Yet New Zealand, in com- mon with most countries, has suffered a business slowdown this year. Prices on the stock exchanges have slumped drastically, export receipts are down, the balance of pay- ments is adverse, money is tight and businesses are find- ing trouble in raising funds, mortgage finance is even more difficult. Full employment has long been a top priority economic policy with all New Zealand goverments, and a condition of over-full employment has been known to exist. The end- less pages of situations va- cant advertisements in news- papers, with employers plead- ing for workers, have been ample indication of the num- jobs available. Such a situation, however, is causing concern to the gov- ernment and to the trade un- ions eyeing the growth of job- less in other countries. Al- ready this year tighter re- strictions have been place on the categories of workers allowed to immigrate per- manently. But several loopholes re- main particular peo- ple from Australia and some of the Pacific Islands still have been able to immigrate freely. It has until now been an arrangement maintained through thick and thin that Australians and New Zealanders have been able to move freely to either country without passports or other travel documents. With unemployment reach- ing disquieting levels in Aus- tralia, however, the New Zea- land government has ex- pressed uneasiness and nego- tiations are in progress on fu- ture policy. No restrictions have so far been announced, but it is thought that if there are signs of a large enough inflow of jobless, from Aus- tralia to upset the balance in New Zealand, the New Zea- land government would seek to apply some kind of a brake. As it is, unions in New Zea- land are increasingly uneasy about all immigration at a time when warnings of unem-. ployment are being so freely issued, and some union quar- ters are demanding a tem- iporary halt to all immigration until the situation is clarified. But for the momement the country remains a haven where everyone who wants a job can find it immediately. Rapeseed plant sold TORONTO (CP) Agra In- dustries Ltd. of Toronto have announced that the company's rapeseed processing facilities at Nipawin, Sask., have been purchased by the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool for million. Agra said in a statement the Wheat Pool will operate the crushing plant, while the edi- ble oil refinery will be leased and operated by Nipawin Edi- ble Oil Ltd., which is 50 per cent owned by Agra and 50 per cent by the wheat pool. In addition, Agra will lease back the margarine blending and packaging plant to con- tinue operating aiung wilii iia other plants in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Agra President B. B. Torchinsky said involvement with the Wheat Pool will en- sure an adequate and con- tinuous supply of rapeseed to the plant, and will combine the special talents of the co operative with those or private enterprise for imum efficiency. ;