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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, December 19, 1970 4 Tnt LClnDKIUOC Gasoline price increase of no help to oil firms the last 20 years. In that period, Even after last week's one- cent increase in gasoline prices, oil companies still get less at the refinery than they did 20 y ears ago. a study by The Herald reveals. Adding the federal sales tax, which is a part of the whole- 1.5 cents above the average for the federal sales tax increased from 1.1 to '2.1 cents per gallon, provin- cial tax from nine to 15 cents per gallon and the average dealer mark-up at Lethbridge from about six cents to per- haps 10. To what extent the oil com- panies control the dealer price is subject to debate. While there is a general pattern to _ pump prices, standardization is not exact. Gasoline sales generally pay for the standard of service pro- vided. Those stations which pro- vide 24-hour service or which provide extensive motor and other servicing, tend to charge a higher price than those which offer little more than a pump and a rag and these only for the prime hours. The price of crude oil at a pravily) to per barrel since 1950. It is governed by the world oil market. The fact that gasoline prices at the refinery have not increased is t ,vnnic- due to'improved refining meth- whidi is a part ol me wnoic w of sale price, the new price is only ot -mltlc oil. Including the federal tax (which increased a cent a gal- lon as noted above) the whole- sale price of gasoline at the Calgary refinery was 21.9 cents 20 years ago, averaged 21.2 cents over the 20-year period, and stood at 21.7 cents before last week's one-cent increase. (When the crude oil pipeline Calgary refinery has increased I was built to carry Alberta oil hob 'about 12.12 (for 39- to Ontario the to come down to penetrate that market. But for that pipeline and market, oil company offi- cials contend, the wholesale gasoline price in Alberta would be several cents higher today.) What happens after the gaso- line leaves the Calgary refin- ery? Nearly all that is sold in Lelhbridge comes in by tank truck, and the cost is two cents per gallon. In the case of the major com- panies, another 1.5 cents is add- ed to look after regional over- head, and some of them have a half cent "competition allow- ance" that brings the price to Hie dealers back down to 25.7 cenlf. (Two companies quote that price and a lliird 26 cents.) Add the 15-ccnt provincial tax, and the price to the service sta- tions comes to 40.7 cents. With one brand, the current pump price in Lethbridge va- ries between 49.9 and 51.9 cents, depending mainly on the extent of service provided. However, the gasoline outlets at major shopping centres are content with a much lower mark-up. Then there are stations which list a high pump price but knock several cents All the above prices are for 2 gasoline. A five-cent pre- mium for No. 1 applies fairly uniformly from the refinery to the motorist's gas tank. Some companies will soon be providing a third brand, simi- lar to No. 2 but with less lead. Its price will be the same as No. 2. It is being made to fit the new motors, which are de- signed to cut the pollution fac- r. An additional factor discover- ed in The Herald's survey is the delivery by tank truck to the station. It is much more convenient if a station can take a whole truckload, as many in Lethbridge rip. But some cities, such as Medicine Hat and New tor. Crackdown soon on drug cases The crown and the courts in Lelhbridge are going to make an attempt to curb the number of possession of drag charges coming before them. Magistrate Lloyd Hudson said, in passing a sentence in court Friday on a charge of possession of drags, this will he TO SYMBOLIZE FOND MEMORY Choose wisely the monu- ment to honor your loved ones. We will be pleosed to assist you. IETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL AND WORKS LTD. "We Have Been Satisfying Customers for Over.60 Years" 315 8th St. S., Lelhbridge Phone 327-3920 the last time a suspended sen- tence will be handed out in his court for a drug charge of this nature unless there are so m e very unusual circumstances per- taining to the case. The alternative, Magistrate Hudson said, will be a fine plus a probation period or a jail term. Each case will be judged according to the circumstances involved. Crown prosecutor, Charles Virtue, said possession of drugs in Lethbridge is far too routine in court. The crown, he said, is going to stop prosecuting by way of summary convict i o n and proceed by way of indict- ment which, upon convict i o n, carries a heavier penalty. Donald Alfred Fazio, 21, of Lethb ridge and Calgary re- ceived a two-year suspended sentence when he phaded guilty in magistrate's court in L e t bridge Friday to possession of LSD, marijuana and cannibus esin. He was arrested Dec. 1 along with two other Lethbridge men. The other two also received two-year suspended sentences. lASTEDO iFURNITURE Phone 327-7711 522 5th STREET 5. 5 (OFF ALL FURNITURE II ON THE FLOOR LAMPS TABLES CHESTERFIELDS ODD CHAIRS ED BARTEL CONSTRUCTION LTD. York, have bylaws restricting the sizu of gasoline trucks that may use public streets. That makes for much more frequent deliveries. In New York, for in- stance, the trucks have to call at all the stations nearly every right. Some producers argue that the world oil market justifies a higher Canadian crude o i 1 price. Indeed, higher well-head prices were posted just (his week, enough to justify roughly another cent on gasoline pump prices. Still higher crude prices are anticipated by some parts of the industry. The oil industry has some- times been accused of collusion between companies hi price- fixing. The pricing mechanism takes account o! the sensitivity of the industry to any such sug- gestions. One of the major dis- tributors wiU announce an in- crease, and that becomes a new ceiling for the competing com- panies. They can then conveniently rsise their own prices the same amount. Or when one company decreases its prices, the others h a v e to fall in line to stay competitive. When this follow- the-leacter system breaks down, temporary price wars develop and then eventually price con- sistency is re-established. Counselling given Indian students Indian students in Gooder school Six native students are at-1 dinator for the Blood-Peigan In- D1A Ildunc at. _ oiliH in thp nast. tWO JANUARY 1970 A view of the City of Lethbridge car barns, 6th Street and 8th Ave. S. JANUARY 1970 Demolition of car barns started in preparation for construction of 2 luxury apartments. NOW 2 deluxe contains DECEMBER 1970 apartment Construction storied in May, 1970, each block 24 deluxe suites. luxurious one and two Cablo TV all utilities included bedroom suites The utmost in soundproofing ft Intercom Deadlock entries Q Carpeting in Living room and bedrooms Automatic range with hoodfan laundry room on lower floor Large refrigerators Double stainless stool sink 9 Shower with door over tub SOUTH PARK 505 8th Avenue South Wonrifin completion with s suites now occupied. O Three blocks from downtown PARK LANE 515 8th Avenue South Will be ready for occupancy in early spring. LUXURY LIVING AT MODEST PRICES For Reservations Contact (except ED BARTEl Construction Ltd. ED BARTH Phone 328-1624 lending the Dorothy Gooder School for Retarded Children under the education program of the department of Indian af- fairs. The students are housed in Oliver House and in private homes. Bev Randell, guidance co-or- Sewage plant compressors arrive here Two compressors bridge's secondary treatment plant in the city. The two units were chased from the City of for Leth- sewage have arrived pur- Ed- monton for after Ed- monton installed larger com- pressors in its treatment plant. The motors, 400 and 500 horsepower capacity, have been taken to the city's power plant to have the wiring dried out and checked over. The compressors will be in- stalled in the new northside treatment plant's blower build- ing and will be part of the equipment used to force air into sewage in the aeration tanks an important part of secondary treatment. Guidance counsellors play an important role in the adjust- ment of Indian students attend- ing schools in the Lethb ridge system. Bev Kandell, guidance co-or- dinator for the Blood Peigan Indian district said because of the conflict of values experi- enced by most native students, many need intensive counsel- ling. Reasons for this counselling include sudden change of envir- onment, pr e v i o u s home life, change in school atmosphere, the whole concept of peer groups, the size of the new school and the variety of sub- ject choice available to the stu- dent. Mr. Randell said part of the work of the guidance counsellor is to refer students to guidance clinics in the city, deal with parents, both on and off the re- serve, attend school staff meet- ings to give lectures and to give lectures to private groups in the community. "We try to prepare the In- dian student to attend school in the city and give him proper guidance on post education said Mr. Randell. "We work closely with proba- tion officers, court officials, drug problems, the Lethbridge Friendship Centre and the whole community to promote the In- dian students." He said the department feels the Indian student coming from the reserve to the city knows more about the white society than the white society knows about the Indian. "This is the reason for the public relations regarding In- dian students to equalize and expand the level of understand- ing on both sides." He said there is a great deal of understanding between the students and the home parents, both of whom are counselled by the guidance counsellor. Taber receives sewerage loan A federal loan for the construction of sewage works in Taber has been an- nounced. Made under the National Housing Act, lie loan wil go toward building a collector sewer, sewage stabilization and holding pond. dian district said in the past two years, two students have grad- uated to opportunity classes in regular schools in the city sys tern. "In time, these students wil be on par with regular schoo classmates due to the intensive individual attention they re- he said. "Language i n s t r u c tion is stressed for these students, with free access to speech the- rapists and reading special- ists." Opportunity classes are sep- arate classes within a regular school in the city system which follows in general terms :he standard curriculum, but in a less detailed basis. There is not such a strict pass-fail attitude within the op- portunity class structure. The students in opportunity classes are never emotionally handicapped, not necessarily retarded but are generally less capable. The department of Indian af- fairs pays for education ex- penses in the same manner as regular school students. This in- cludes tuition, lodging, supplies, medical attention and personal allowance. THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9ih St. 5. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invitations Announcements (24 Hour Service If Necessary) Bride Books Thank You Cards Napkins Matches We provide Complimentary Personalized Head Table Place Cards with each Ordorl FREE CUSTOMER PARKING ALBERTA LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD HOLIDAY STORE HOURS All stores will be closed Friday, December 25th ond Saturday, December 26th as well as Friday, January 1st and will re-open 1% hours later than ..i i____ usual on aMiutwuY, -auiiwwtr Stores will also close at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th and New Year's Eye, Thursday, December 31st. (This notice l> Inserted by the Alberto liquor Control Board as a Public Service Announcement.) Requires FOOD SERVICES MANAGER (For New Facilities on a New Campus) QUALIFICATIONS: Administrative and Supervisory Ability Community relations ability High School graduate with recognized post secondary food service or institutional management certificate or equivalent Minimum eight years experience in food service industry and management, service industry and management. Ability to work with students Starting date to be discussed but not later than April 1.1971. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Please submit full details to PERSONNEL OFFICER THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE IETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA ORIENTAL GIFTS AND FOODS 20% OFF JAPANESE DOLLS Adult 11" O-7! Res. 12.M Rea. 14.9511 Keg. LAQUER ASH TRAY SET 0 Cfl Reg. 12.75 7lJW LAQUER ANGLE TRAY A CQ Reg. 5.95............................... LAQUER TRAYS All designs. Reg. 2.75 WINE SET BAMBOO COASTER SET. Reg. 7.95 BAMIOO FRUIT TRAY. Reg. 5.75 HANGING LAMP SHADE. Kaso ORIGAMI 75C (Japanese folding paper "P 50C up 1.95 .........2.50 3.50 lo 8.50 5.50 .........4.25 2.99 CORAL (Colorful and decorative) SEA SHELL NECKLACE Don't miss our stock of TEA SETS SAHIMI SETS CHAWAN SETS KOKESHI DOLLS ond many other unadvertised import- ed gift itemi. EXTRA FANCY FUJI RICE 25 Ibs. only 4.00 10 Ihs. only 5 Ibs. only 95C lb ,b, 80c I r eft 100 Ibs. only I so only AJINOMOTO (accent) NEW ARRIVALS Sato-lma, Octopus. Prawns, Tuna, Tororo-lmo, Mochl, Yukan, Maniu and other new year favorites. All merchandise fully guaranteed SAKUMOTO CONFECTIONERY AND GIFTS 630 13th ST. N. PHONE 327-1470 Som Check the Community Colle ADVERTISEMENT FOR WINTER SEMESTER PROGRAM LAST SATURDAY'S DECEMBER 12th LETHBRIDGE HERALD ;