Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
32 _ 1HE IGTHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, December 20, 1971 Eating out helps publisher's book sales By DAVK Ml'INTOSII OTTAWA C'I'i llow do you rmliKT a nil! i( Id. That's wlial publisher Michael llacklcm and his wile, Anne Hardv, do :IM ihoy travel across Cana'da nearly three months of the vear (ironiolinR the titles of their small Ottawa publishing l011.Se, OIlITWl. "We have to do a lot of catins out not only in cities but in small towns, said Mr. Macklctn, 43. i" an interview. "Wo figured, why not a book on whej-e to eai in Oddlv enough, the book is entitled Where to Kilt in Canada. :t sells at 52.95. More than lave already been sold and )beron is bardpresscd to keep booksellers supplied. PRINTER BOJIBEI) First runs of the paperback book were printed in Belfast by the same firm which printed the Belfast Telegraph. The plpnt was destroyed by bombs during current civil violence. Oberon is trying to put Canadian works within the economic reach of many Canadians by producing books in paperback and hard cover at the same time. The latter, used mainly by libraries, may sell for S5.95 or more. But the paper edition is available at the samo time at "It's easy to get into Mr. Macklem said. "You just call yourself a pub-lisber and away you go. "But it's desperately difficult to be a successful one. And 'don't have a share of the best writers, you're out." 1 1'UW.ISII HKI.WIG Oberon's writers include Hugh Mood and David Helwig, short slory and novel writers, poets Raymond Sinister and .1. Michael Yates and playwright John has published about :il> titles and plans a more for 1972, including a new novel by Hood and the selected poems of SoiLSlcr. Oberon began operations in Its headquarters is Mr. Macklem's house in sulnirban lost a bundle the first i three vcars and were almost at rock bottom before we turned a profit last said Mr. Macklem. "We'll make a bigger return this year. We're still small, of course. We'll gross under this vear. "But we're free and alive and independent and workin" to the point of exhaustion. "Canada is the olace to be Ian- HELPED "I think we took off culturally in centennial year and we're still flying. For instance, there is no better poetry being written in the world than in Canada right now." He has four associates; His wife, in charsc of Canadian sales: Timothy Macklem and fiail Low. assistant editors; and Gordon Gamer, Ontario salesman. Mrs. Macklem. the daughter of former Parliamentary Librarian Francis Hardy, is the only saleswoman in the book trade. She and her husband personally sell the bocks they publish by travelling across Canada every year talking to bookshops, libraries and school boards. For a small publishing house, their distribution system is unique in that it covers the whole country. GUIDE TO FOOD So docs their book Where to Eat in Canada, written by Mrs. Macklem and Sondra Gotlieb. It is a guide to more than 200 from St. John's, Nfld., to Kenora, Onl., to Ycllowknife, N.W.T., to Victoria. A new edition will be published in June. Oberon lias some of its printing done in Hong Kong, where color work is cheap and good. As a result, Oberon will be able to bring out for retail an art book late in 1972 with 30 color plates. It publishes only Canadian works and these include children's books, a picture-history of early Canadian cars, an annual book of new short stories and translations of Champlain's accounts of his voyages to New France. "We can break even on any book by selling copies or even says Mr. Macklem. "My wife and I travelled miles to sell hooks. That's a mile a book." b year prec VANCOUVER (CP) H. L. Fritz, president of UK British Construction Association, has predicted a record year ahead for the construction industry in the produce, barring work licted lion to increases in wage costs. A third problem, he said, is the amount of lost rnan-boiirs due to unsatisfactory methods in resolving jurisdictions! disputes. He said progress must be made in this area in order to improve productivity and the efficiency of the of Canada Ltd.. estimated 1972 construction in B.C. worth a record billion. He said a shortage of qualified tradesmen will be intensified next year and the industry will show signs of being unable to handle a S2.5-h i 1 1 i o n velurr.e. A start would have to be made soon on training enough tradesmen. Mr. Fritz said there is an "apparent lack of increase in productivity." A'though there was more production per man, it was due solely to better and larger tools. Productivity had net increased in direct wrong choice LONDON (Renter) A bank rcbber tossed a sack at a man in plain clothes Friday and or-dred: "Fill it up." He had just demanded claiming to be a member of the Irish Republican Army, and he produced what appeared to be a ternb. But the man who caught the sack turned out to be a police superintendent, called to the bank in central London by an alarm. The bomb was an alarm clock. ends for pilot WINNIPEG (CP) The air search for James H. MacDon-ald of Winnipeg has been suspended after 11 unsuccessful days. Mr. MacDonald, 47, has been missing since Dec. 7 when the light plane he was piloting disappeared on a flight from Thompson, Man., to r CUP OF MlfK FUND KIDS Students of Gilbert Patterson Junior High School raised for the Cup of Milk Fund by holding o candy sale at the school. They made the candy at home, then brought it to school for the sale. They also sold coal hangers, used comics, stamps, book-markers and popcorn. Mrs. Murrey's Grade 5 class also made a Christmas card with best wishes to the Unitarian Service Committee. From left: Robert Wong, 11, Susan Van Doom, 10, and Graham Collier, 10. Wilson Photo Canada first gas policy reaffirmed OTTAWA 'CPi Prime Min- ister Trudcan assured tiie Com- mons h e r e that American companies are not being offer- ed a first refusal on all new gas discoveries by Panarctic Oil Ltd. The offer, he told T. C. Doug- las The Isiand.s' relaled only to gas that may eventually be exports. Canada's r.rrds would be met before (lie pas would be ex- ported. Mr. Douglas, who v.as unsuc- cessful in having the matter re- ferred to a Commons committee for study, said Panarctic Oil re- cently brought in its fourth Arc- tic gas well and there are re- ports that a number of Ameri- can companies have been given first refusal of the gas. He said the whole matter of making gas available to the nadian people at the lowest pos- sible price should be studied. During the daily question pe- riod he asked Mr. Trudeau 1 whether the government, ns the j largest single shareholder in Panarctic, agreed with offering first refusal to U.S. firms. Mr. Trudeau said the first-re- fusal offer will apply only to gas destined for export. Mr. Douglas asked for a full statement on gas expert poli- cies. and Eldon Woolliams (PC -Calgary North) asked for j statements on any feasibility studies now urdcr way regard- ing the movement of Arctic gas to the south. Mr. Trudeau said he would consult with Northern Affairs MiniMcr -lean Chretien. Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pcpin la I IT told Stall Schu- that it ivill IK- "years" before studies are eomplctcd on affect i on the northern environment of oil and pipelines. Any company applying for a pipeline route would have to demonstrate to the National En- ergy Board that the line would not harm the ecology. Cordon R i t c h i'e phin) asked whetfcrr Panarctic would be given export priority over Alberta producers. Mr. Pepin said such decisions are for the National Energy Board. ON SALE DECEMBER 20 TALKING KEN AND BARBIE LIVE ACTION KEN AND BARBIE TODDLER DOLL KINDERGARTEN SET 74" high. Beautifully dressed and gift boxed. KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE Consisting of wooden table and two chairs. KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE MALIBOU KEN AND BARBIE LAUNDRY HAMPERS TOOL CHEST Steel, with padded vinyl top. Attractive decorator colours. KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE 9 .99 For the young carpenter. A big of real miniature tools i rugged wooden chest. KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE issortment .44 5 KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE ROCK FLOWERS DOLL O.33 DOLL STROLLER Complete with record. KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE Metal and plastic complete with canopy and shopping basket. KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE 1 HOT BIRDS As seen on TV. KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE .37 IN LETHBRIDGE: 613 4th Avenue South Telephone 328-4214 I HOT WHEELS CARS 21 .00 for SUPER SNOWMOBILE With wind-up motor. (77 9" long. KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE STAY-WARM SET Covered Casserole with M Candle Warmer Stand. KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE FLORAL COMFORTER 66 x 72 filled crepe fi'66 comforter. KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE BOXED CHOCOLATES 0.97 Fnjihpock. 5 Ih. box f KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE CUTLERY SET "2 A piece stainless steel M ,77 Karon pattern. Hjf KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE PUNCH BOWL RACK Wooden Colonial Spice Rock, complete with Blue Ribbon spices. Mk KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE W RIDE EM TRACTOR Big sturdy blow moulded TT plastic. J KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE SCARVES ladies' bulky knit Oi59 long scarves. KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE MEN'S SPORT SHIRTS Big assortment of prints. in size S.M.L.Xl. KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE SPIROGRAPH 299 PLAY CHEST Includes pegs, pegboard, cholk, eraser, chalkboard. KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE DANBY DEEP FRYER a-77 One year guarantee. KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE V FOOTSTOOL Podded vinyl top with M wooden legs. ft KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE BATHROOM SCALE 396 HORSE Blow moulded plastic body yd rti44 with sturdy metal frame. 1 yj KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE CHILDREN'S Broken lize A, 50 and colour ranges. Jj KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE to LOUNGING SET In a large sektion of colourful KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE SCARF and BERET SET 3.47 KKC9UE Ladies' Printed Pants Double kntt Polyester. Pull on style. KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE OPEN DAILY UNTIL 9 p.m.