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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Christmas shoppers having time of sales soar By AL SCARTH HeraM Staff Writer Lethbridge retailers are reaping a Christmas sales bonanza up to 25 per cent richer than last year's. Sales of color television cabinet both large and small home appliances and fur- niture are booming. Customers have raided toy stocks so enthusiastically that several lines of TV- advertised toys are simply not available. One retailer said he could have charged anything be pleased for a doll camper outfit the demand was so great. Another retailer predicted there wouldn't be a single artificial Christmas tree available in city stores after today. The buying spree is expected to continue into 1974 by most both locally and nationally. Sales are even better in the West than the East where unseasonable weather has not left shoppers in a Christmas shopping mood. are anticipating a very good year in says Ken Rooke. manager of the Lethbridge Eaton's store. Some fear that the energy crisis will cause shortages of some goods next year. are not going to get a lot of merchandise that we are used to says Ernie Resler. manager of the downtown Hoyt's store. They say consumers are buying now to avoid paying increased prices next or finding items unavailable. spiralling costs for people think things will be more ex- pensive next says Conrad presi- dent of the North Lethbridge Businessmen's Association. Estimates of how much prices have increased since last Christmas vary widely. While some stores say they have crept up much slower than the general others estimate increases of 10 per cent and more. But sales are climbing much more rapidly than prices. John Loewen. manager of Simpsons Sears in Lethbridge. say sales are up. well above 15 per Mr. Rooke says Eaton's sales not including catalogue figures have increased about 11 per cent for this season com- pared to last. Twenty to 25 per cent is Mr. Resler's estimate. Most dramatic increases appear to be in sales The Lethbridge Herald of color televisions. Zeller's manager Laurie DeWolfe says the sets are two to three times as popular as last year. He attributes the increase to lower costs approaching prices for black and white sets. And small electric appliances which he give last year are now in great demand and short supply. At Simpsons vacuum cleaners and sew- ing machines are among the most popular items. Mr. Rooke refers to the toy shortage as but says that Eaton's has managed to maintain its stocks. VOL LXVII 8 DECEMBER 1973 32 Pages 10 Cents Calendar can be deadly LONDON Londoners have been warned to be wary of Christmas calen- dars they may receive in the mail as a wave of bombings continues to hit the city. Three letter bombs were sent through the mail one to Conser- vative politician George Dray son. It did not but another blew two fingers off the hand of a postal worker. The third added a new dimension to the bombings. It was addressed to an indepen- dent newspaper in Dublin. The intercepted by the post bore an English postmark and contained a book hollowed out and filled with a detonator and gelignite. They followed four widely believed to have been planted by the Provisional Irish Republican which eni- off in London Thp-bombDraysoh received- at.tyjp London home was in the form of a calendar bearing the inscription wishes for 1974 It had two ounces of ex- plosives packed into it. Detective Chief Supt. Roy who heads Scotland Yard's bomb warned that the bombers were on the calendar- giving season to wreak havoc and injure innocent Trouble with MOSCOW Pros- pects for a space spectacular by the Soviet Union's new Soyuz satellite appeared to be receding today as the capsule and its two-man crew went into its third day of earth or- bit. Since the satellite was launched Tuesday little infor- mation has been issued here on its progress. For more than 24 hours after blast-off there were no reports at all. Wednesday night the official Tass news agency revealed that the Soyuz had been switched into an almost cir- cular similar to that taken by previous spaceships that have linked up with other satellites. But the Tass report was is- sued almost 24 hours after the manoeuvre took place and al- though mission commander Maj. Pyotr Klimuk told Moscow television viewers the flight program was he gave no further details. The long silence lead to speculation here that there was some sort of hitch in the plans for the perhaps that a second launching was scheduled but did not take place. Preview Old St. alias Don federal minister of economic presents Prime Minister Trudeau with a sample from the proposed Canadian petroleum corporation. Tne gag was part of the program at the annual Christmas party for Liberal MPs and Senators on Parliament Hill Wednesday. Inside I Guerrillas want to try hijackers Classified....... 26-29 Comics............21 Comment........ 5 District ...........19 32 Local News___ 18 Markets.........25 x Sports.......... 10-13 Theatres......... 7 Weather 3 Youth.............30 LOW TONIGHT HIGH FRI. CHINOOK CLOUDS Lebanon Palestinian guerrilla leader Yasir Arafat is asking Kuwait to hand over the five Arab gunmen who killed 32 persons at the Rome and Athens air- ports Monday so they can stand trial before a Palesti- nian revolutionary the pro-querrilla newspaper Al Moharrer reported today. Length of peace talks matter of some debate GENEVA Despite a Soviet-Egyptian statement that they are prepared for long negotiations immediately m the Middle East peace talks it appears the opening phase will be short. Israeli Premier Golda Meir told parliament in Jerusalem today that the opening stages will last only two days and will not deal with the separa- tion of Egyptian and Israeli forces on the Suez canal front. She said the first beginning would deal with procedures which would ROBBERY CLAIM WAS LIE MAN ADMITS The 7-Eleven employee who told police he'd been robbed of at gunpoint Dec. 12 admitted in provincial court Wednesday to stealing the money himself. Darrel Westside Trailer pleaded guilty to charges of theft and public mischief. He was remanded to Jan. 2 for sentencing and released on his own recognizance. who was alone in the store at 491 Mayor Magrath phoned police and told them a man with a gun had just robbed him. Subsequent investigation resulted in the charges against Beingessner. The money has not been recovered. the entire course of the The disengagement she told a packed session of the would be the first matter discussed by the peace delegates when they meet again in January. By she Israel would have a new government to set its peace policy. Israel's general elections will beheld Dec. 31. Mrs. Meir appealed to to safety-catches on their on the Suez canal ceasefire where she said hundreds of shooting incidents had been reported since the Oct. 24 truce. She reaffirmed her govern- ment's pledge not to sit down with Syria until Damascus submits a list of Israeli prisoners. Syria has refused to attend the at least the opening phase. Mrs. Meir also said it was inconceivable that Israel would meet in Geneva with representatives of the Palestine Liberation Organization or any other guerrilla groups. Tho Gnui at .Pavnt inn that bargaining could begin at formulated Wednesday night by foreign ministers Andrei Gromyko and Ismail also contrasts with the plans of U.S. State Secretary Henry who wants to stay in Geneva only 48 following his arrival today. Kissinger has repeatedly told the party accompanying him that he expects the open- ing phase to be adjourned by Christmas.. The paper said Arafat has instructed the Kuwait office of his Palestine Liberation Organization to ask for the extradition of the who flew to the Persian Gulf sheikdom in a hijacked West German airliner and sur- rendered Tuesday. The Palestinian news agency WAFA reported that the PLO has asked the Kuwaiti government to allow its representatives to par- ticipate in the interrogation of the five terrorists. will also demand that the gunmen be turned over to the guerrilla leadership after the interrogation is over so that a proper punishment be meted out on WAFA said. The gunmen killed 30 per- sons in a firebomb attack on a Pan American jetliner at the Rome airport and shot an Italian policeman to death there. After the hijacked Lufthansa plane landed in they killed an Italian hostage aboard the airliner. They were refused permis- sion to land in several Arab and Arab leaders have been unanimous in condemning them. Spanish premier blown up in car MADRID Admiral Luis Carrero Spain's premier and Gen. Fran- cisco Franco's closest was killed today when an explosion blew his car 30 feet into the air. A high-ranking police source said the 70-year-old premier was assassinated. This was confirmed by the Spanish government about noon. The premier's chauffeur and a bodyguard also were reported killed. Beckel reappointed Informed sources speculated the premier was killed by a bomb planted in protest against the trial of 10 labor which began today. Franco immediately called the cabinet into emergency session. Torcuato Fernandez Miran- the automatically became premier. Carrero was killed 24 hours after he conferred with U S. State Secretary Henry Kissin- ger during the American cabi- net member's visit to Madrid to discuss the United States bases in Spain. The sources said the premier .lived on the nearby street and was known to drive each morning along Claudio Coello Another report said the pre- mier was on his way to mass. The trial of the 10 govern- ment opponents was suspend- ed shortly after mid-day. At first it was announced that the trial would be open to the but several thousand persons including hundreds of journalists and queueing up outside not allowed into the court room A witness close to the site of the blast said he saw parts of a car fly into the air over the roof of a five-storey building and fall into the courtyard of a Jesuit monastery. Carrero was named dent of the or last June after the family of the 80-year- old chief of induced him to give up some of his duties. The new premier packed the government with conser- vatives once ousting a group of technocrats. They had been showing some liberal tendencies along with programs of industrial and economic development they were pushing to draw Spain into the European com- munity. Carrero's elevation made him the heir to at least a por- tion of Franco's power in the event of the generalissimo's death. U of L president Dr. W. E. Beckel has been reappointed to a second three- year term president of the University of Lethbridge. effective July 1. 1975. Dr. Beckel's reap- which is based on a recommendation to the U of L Board of Governors by the search and selection com- mittee struck earlier year. announced today by Dr. Neil chairman of the board of governors. feel that the university is fortunate to retain the ser- vices of such a distinguished educator as Dr. said Dr. Holmes in making the an- nouncement. continuation at the U of L is a vote of confidence in the continued progress of this institution. would have been most difficult to have obtained anyone else as able as Dr. Beckel to maintain the univer- sity over what may be a dif- ficult financial period The terms of Dr. Beckel s. new contract were not made- Dr. Beckel became presi- dent of the university July four years after the staff of the U of L as academic vice-president and professor of biological sciences. He came to the U of L after varied research and administrative work at the Defense Research Northern the Canada department of agriculture and the University of Toronto. Ross skeptical of airport tax Seen and heard About town STEAK-EATER Margaret Low relegated to soup and sandwiches while waiting tor her false teeth to be fitted. Dee Bell showing up at a party with her skirt inside out. The president of Time Air has added his skepticism to that of other Canadian airline officials regarding the federal government's new airport tax that becomes effective in the New Year. Stubb said the tax will be too difficult to administer and will not become law until substantial modificiations have been made to it. He told The Herald today that sources in Ottawa have told him the passenger tax will probably not be levied until well after Jan. the date the govern- ment said the tax would take effect. The tax would be paid by the airlines on the basis of the number of passengers boarding through-flights. The lax would be assessed against a particular passenger only once during a providing the passenger did not make a stop-over longer than six hours. Mr. Ross said the govern- ment would find it too difficult trying to determine what passengers had made through- and what passengers were boarding after a long stop-over. The tax was proposed to generate more revenue for government-run but Mr. Ross said the government will probably scrap the in favor of increased landing and terminal-usage charges. No Herald at Christmas The Herald will not publish Christmas Day or Boxing Day. Dec. 25 and 26. Earlier advertising deadlines for the holiday period are necessary. Advertisements to appear Friday. Dec. 28. must be received at The Herald by and for Saturday. Dec 29. by 11 a.m. Monday. Dec. 24. Ads scheduled for Monday. Dec. must be received by noon Dec. 27. Classified advertisements for Dec. must be submitted by 11 a.m. Satur- day. Dec. 22. and for Dec. 31. by 11 a.m. Dec. 29. Ads received up to 11 a m. Monday. Dec will appear Thursday. Dec. 27. Cup of Milk needs just more We have in the Cup of Milk Fund. Our goal is Are we burdened by the will to When we read about the suf- fering in Ethiopia. Vietnam and other hunger-stricken does this terrible burden deaden our Do we quit befpre we Do we give up half way through the U7rt ie a tarrlHIa sorrowing and suffering in this world. You know it too. Does this crush your Are we too cowardly to face Life is good here in Southern diversions are and we don't have to worry too much about the suffering masses in other parts of the world. The suffering won't go away if we ignore it We must recognize this cry for help. AnH urn must anciver Purge the worry and sadness from your your hearts and your souls. Do your part to help. You'll feel better. And it will be a step along the way. Suffering humanity doesn't advertise itself. We can forget it. Or we can worry ourselves sick about it and not do anything. Let's do something. We can have the joy of helping these suffering children in Bangladesh and we can have the joy of Christmas. Thank God our problems are so small compared to their's. Thank God we have the the will and the hearts to help them. If any of these children it's a sign we have shirked out responsibility. We are respon- sible for our fellow men. There's no escape from our collective conscience. Their in a is our fate. In five days this campaign will be over. We'll be marking in one way or another. Let's .hope it has meaning for us and for them. Give us your hand. Lift us up and help us along the way. Let's care about them. Write Cup of Milk. Lethbridge Herald. We can do together. lift of contributors see Paie ;