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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta y, 1.1, Till- t F.THBftlDGr Hh'RALD 23 Reitman's is buying 'terrific dominance7 in Alberta and B.C. MONTREAL (CP) Reit- man's Canada Ltd., in a move to expand its Western Cana- dian operations, has acquired 80 stores in Alberta and British Columbia by purchas- ing the Sweet Sixteen and Niki chains. Reitman's, a women's wear chain witn 835 stores across Canada, has more than tripled its 29 retail outlets in the two most westerly provinces by the acquisitions. "This will give us terrific dominance in Alberta and B.C., which are growth areas, similar to the dominance we now enjoy in Ontario and said Jeremy Reit- rhan, Reitman's secretary. Acquisition of the two chains from J. J. Newberry (Canadian) Ltd. will not reach final stages. until February, said Mr. Reitman. "Whatever the price', it will be a straight cash he said. "We haven't depleted our cash reserves by this one pur- chase. In fact, we're looking for other deals." Reitman's offers women's apparel at popular prices. Its after-tax profit last year of million, or five per cent of sales, contrasts with 1.2 per cent for all women's clothing retailers in recent years. "We have young manage- ment, we are well established, we know our business and we have sophisticated said Mr. Reitman. "We're one of the most automated retailers in the people come from other countries to study our operations." Druggist selling live leech cure CHICAGO (AP) Phar- macist Harvey Snitmah's specialty, live leeches, has doubled in sales despite infla- tion that has pushed the cost to each. "I average selling about three a said Snitman, manager of Sargent's Drug Store which has sold leeches ever since it opened in 1852. "You know, in the old days it was common for the kings, of England to be said Snitman. "And in the 1930s managers would take their fighters to a barber shop or a pharmacy to have leeches clear up their black eyes. "They are still used for medical reasons by a lot of people who think if they were good enough for kings they are good.enough for getting bad blood out of themselves. Our best customer is an elderly man from Iowa who comes in once a month and buys 15. We sell about 100 every 35 days." Snitman said the market for the long, wormlike creatures that snap into a short, fat disc when they take on their Dra- cula-like chores, began drying up about a year ago. "I was getting them from a New York importer and sell- ing them for J3.50. Then, like a lot of other merchandise, the supply was cut off. I wrote the universities of Poland and Berlin and was told they couldn't help me find a market. "Finally I got one-R. W. Brooks Co. in London, England. I had to buy them in lots of 100. The cost of air freight, customs and loss of leeches dying en route boosted the retail price to There's not much it's more of a service. Back in 1966 we were selling them for each." THE BETTER HALF Snitman keeps the leeches in distilled water in glass bowls. "When an order of 100 ar- rives, we have to separate them into colonies of 25 or he said. "In any larger ones they start attacking each other. "One thing about buying a don't have to have a prescription and you don't even have to tell us your reason." Women's bureau topic for meeting "The Alberta Women's Bureau: the ins and outs" is the topic of a public meeting to be held at the Lethbridge Public Library th'is evening at Sponsored by the Lethbridge Home Economist's Association, the presentation will include dis- cussion on the background of the women's bureau, its pre- sent role and local organizations' experiences with it as an information bureau on women's behalf. Guest speakers will include Jeanna Baty, YWCA ex- ecutive director and Susan Oughtred, acting co or- dinator of the Women's Place. Donna Thacker, president of the LHEC, said her group hopes to arouse more interest in future activities by the Women's Bureau. HENRI LOUIS DE BOURBON Being a count of no account to 8-year-old TORONTO (CP) Being a count may have its advantages, but eight-year-old Henri Louis de Bourbon apparently is more interested in playing with his electric train and watching Superman on television. Two years ago, his grandfather, Prince Louis Jean Henri Charles de Bourbon, a claimant to the French throne living in the Netherlands, made Henri the Count of Boulogne. Henri's grandfather died last week at 64 and his ti- tle will probably go to his elder son Charles, who owns a clothing store in Markham, Ont., and is styled'Duke of Berri. Henri's father, Henri Emmanuel, is styled Duke of Anjou and has a print shop in Toronto where he has lived for about 20 years. The Prince de Bourbon was an author and widely recognized in Europe as a claimant to the throne of France. Henri's mother said she wrote to him asking him to dedicate one of his poems to her son. Instead, he wrote a letter that bestowed the title to Henri. The Prince de styled himself Duke of Normandy always contended he was the rightful heir to the French throne and a direct descendant of Louis XVII. Although many authorities say Louis XV11 died about two years after his parents, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, were executed in 1793, the prince said Louis XV11 was smuggled out of France and later went by the name of Charles Guillaume Naundorff. He said this man was his great-grandfather. Equality triuiTiphs in Sweden Ann Landers By Barnes "Thank goodness all men have to do to be beautiful is flash a big bankroll." Carousel Knitting Shop JANUARY CLEARANCE BERELLA'4' Regular S2.24.............. JANUARY SALE 20% off Savings of 10% to 50% off on all wool ALL KITS AND RUG PACKS CAROUSEL KNITTING SHOP Centre Villagt Mall Phono 328-4143 Dear Ann Landers: Mothers are often cautioned to keep their prescription pills out of reach of children. I wonder how many mothers give a secod thought to the babysitter? A friend of mine had a very unfortunate experience recently which I would like to pass along for whatever it's worth, and it might be worth plenty like 'a life. This IStyear-old girl who used to babysit .for my friend was rather quiet, extremely well-behaved and considered thoroughly responsible. She sat for my friend almost every Friday or Saturday night for over 18 months. One morning, very early, 'the sitter's mother phoned my friend, frantic. It seems the girl had been rushed to the hospital and very nearly died of an overdose.- Her mother- discovered a large supply of assorted pills in her daughter's bureau drawer. After describing the pills, the mystery was solved. The girl had accumulated them over a period of time while babysit- ting. So please, Ann tell your readers to keep their pills locked up and out of the reach not only of their babies but their sitters. A Messenger Dear Messenger: Thank you for this vital information. I hope all who read it will check their medicine cabinets and remove any medication which could be dangerous if taken in large amounts and this includes aspirin. Dear And Landers: This might seem like petty stuff to you but it bothered me so much that I couldn't sleep last night. A woman I've known for several years (but not well) is the person I am writing about. She is socially prominent and well-off financially. We have served on several committees together, through the years, but we were never what you might call close friends. Yesterday I was shopping with my sister-in-law and I saw this 'woman coming toward me. As we passed I smiled at her and said hello. She walked right by if I didn't exist. I felt like crawl- ing in a hole. .My sister-in-law said nothing but I know she was aware that I had been roundly snubbed. Why would a person do such a thing? It seems so cruel I can't understand it. Please ex- plain. Mrs. Nobody. Dear Mrs.; You don't men- tion the woman's age but I'm willing to bet she's over 50. Having passed that mark myself, I can tell you that the eyes aren't what they used to be. Many people who think they've -been "roundly snubbed" were not seen. So please reserve judgment, Lady. You've probably done the same to others. Dear Ann Landers: I'm a teenager who cured myself of shoplifting and I'd like to pass the secret on to other kids who want to quit. For two years I lifted everything from lipsticks to transistor radios. I'd see something I wanted .and I'd help myself. It was sort of fun like playing .a dangerous game, and winning. Then one day a good friend of mine got caught. I'll never forget the gossip at school, the shame and disgrace, and what it did to her parents. I put myself in that girl's place because I realized it might have been me. From then on, whenever I got the urge to lift something I imagined that I was the one who got caught. It cured me. I'll never steal again. Sign My Letter Lucky M. Dear Lucky: No comment. You said it all. SQUEAKY FLOORS? Get rid of squeaking floor boards by spraying talcum powder between the boards at the spot where they meet and squeak. Policewomen are a fact of life despite hostility from males STOCKHOLM (AP) "Get the women out of the patrol a superintendent of a Stockholm police squad de- manded last summer, as he circulated a petition among fellow policemen to ban fe- male police from radio patrol duty. Fifty signed and a heated debate flared in equality-con- scious Sweden. Supt. Goesta Soederst- roem's demand caused wide- spread publicity and brought angry reactions. "The opinion that women are no good at exercising force says a good deal about the men who signed the list, a great deal more than they are probably aware wrote columnist Gudrun Hjelte! As is so often the case in Sweden the laws and the gov- ernment's official stand on controversial issues are more radical than present attitudes. This goes for the'acceptance of women in the traditionally male police force. The debate died at the po- OES installs officers for '75 Laurel Chapter No. 43, OES, has installed a new slate of of- ficers for 1975. Ella Anderson was installed as worthy matron. Other of- ficers include M. A. Eaves, worthy patron; Dorothy Sorensen, associate matron; Al Hovan, associate patron; Marg Neely, secretary; Sharon Derrick, treasurer; Julia Ewing, conductress; Doris Richards, associate conductress; W. F. Ewing, and Lois Less.'PM, organist. Serving as Adah is Mrs. R. B. MacKenzie; Ruth, Bcrthela Pederson; Esther, Carol Jones; Martha, Bernice Eaves; Electa, Evelyn Waddel; Warder, J. A. Norrie; and Sentinel, Mary Hovan, PM. licemen's union congress in early September when Attor- ney-General Lennart Geijer firmly stated that "we need more women policemen and we do not wish to exclude women from certain duties such as patrolling." VETERAN PROTESTS It used to be that policemen in radio cars were considered the "super-cops" of the force. What stirred old-timer Soe- derstroem into action was the news that a young police- woman, Lisbeth Gauffin, 25, had been appointed com- mander of a car crew. "Women cannot handle situ- ations when violence occurs; she will be a danger to her he argued. But Miss Gauffin's boss backed her and so did her un- ion branch in Stockholm. She made better marks on a spe- cial emergency test than did most of her male colleagues, said the head of the Skaerhol- nien police, where she is em- ployed. So she went back to work as il nothing had happened. After four years on the force with exactly the same training as male policemen she con- sidered herself as fit for patrol duty as they. "It's all she said. "During all my years I have never been in a situation where I had to use violence." HAS CALMING EFFECT Police instructions declare that violence is the last thing a policeman should resort to. According to my experience il is rather an advantage to be a woman in this she said. "My sex has a psy- chologically dampening effect on people. Men are bro.ught up not to hit women." This was confirmed by the Stockholm Police School's psychology teacher. policemen can recount incidents when they found that if they took the time to listen it calmed people down; violence is un- necessary in the he said. Sweden has had police- women since 1949 and in the '60s they were allowed to leave their traditional white- collar tasks and patrol the streets in uniform. 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