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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-16,Lethbridge, Alberta M-THE LETHBRIDâE HERALD - WtdnMtfiy, January 1«. 1974Wine producers seek trade your year at our Hire’s where your SAVINGS START... WHEN WE CLOSE OUR BOOKS. Begin to count llie dollars you end up saving by checking out all the values In furniture and appliances that must be cleared to make room for now inventory. Begin New .. . You end up the Winnerl 3 pc. Occasional Table Group Oak coffee table, with matciiirlg end tables (witti lower shelf) Reg. price 178.50 Year end Sale 149 Coioniai Styled Hardwood Bed Unit spindle Bed, Mattress and Posture Board. Single size. Reg. price 119.50 Year end Sale «95 Weil made 4 pc. Walnut finished Bedroom Suite Sized for the smaller bedroom. Double dresser, chest, 4’6" panel bed and night table. Reg. price 249.50 Year end Sale $229 Luxuriously styled Mediterranean Sofa and Chair Cut velvet upholstery. A beautiful practical suite. Rag. prica 669.50 YeiromtSila .. «499 Table Lamps Good variety and selection available. Rag. vilua 49.50 Yaar and Sala, aach 24 50 Metal Dinettes All sizes and colors. 5 and 7 piece sets. Selections all at Year end Prices APPOINTMENT Mr, Peter Sereni, General Manager of Towne & Country Furniture, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ed Byam to their Sales Staff. Ed has experience in the furniture sales field and is anxious to have you come in and see him about your furniture needs. EP BYAM An excellent selection of Occasional Chairs all at Year end Sale Prices Single Bed 39" Vinyl Headtroards Walnut or white R«|. iirica 12,50 W YiiriMSili ........ J97 Stiotbnckitt ........... 1.49 Queen size Bed Pillows 20”X 30" 75% goose feathers 25% Goose Down Ng. vtlM 19.90 pr. YnrMdSali 15” 4’ - 6’ Serta Viceroy Mattress and Box Spring Medium tirm unit Mg. val«« 139.00 »t Ynr Md Sill, m ni9 ENTERPRISE Canada’s finMt Electric Ranges Buy the BMt and save on our low Year end Prices SAVINGS BEGIN AND END IN EVERY ONE OF OUR DEPARTMENTS. DROP IN AND BROWSE SOON AND SEE. ^----*- HM IMJ *---AwUm* Mpm wPi HP! * ffn nnni Chargax - Master Charge - Leas« Plan FmiiNfirT‘Fmtian|i. Towñe 0£ Country' ‘'rurnitui&J Open dMr f «.m. to • p.m. Thuraday and Friday t «.m. to • p.m. 542 • 13th Street North Ph. 32a-1151 pec har MENDOZA, Argentina tAP) — Argentines make 530 million gallons of wine a year. Now, for the first time, they’re looking for snneone to he^ them drink it. Only France ancl Italy, and sometimes Spain and Russia, produce more wine than Argentina. But here the population of 29 million drinks all but one per cent of the output. Only the French and the Italians guzzle more wine than the Argentines, and Marseilles dockworkers are tee> totalers compared to many red-nosed cane cutters in toe Argentine north. Rising prices have cut consumption, though, and the country’s wineries (bodegas) are wondering what to do with the mountain of grapes exited from an exceptional irvest this year. “If we don’t export, we’ll have to throw away grapes," muttered one wine merchant in this regiwi of vineyards in the shadow of the Andes. “Nonsense," says the manager of a huge winery. “Grape people are always complaining. But it’s true we will have to find a solution.” If the weather holds, Argentina may have an extra two million tons of grapes hanging around, messing up the market. The giants of grapedom met here recently to discuss ways of promoting exports. Argentine wines are excellent, they affirmed, but no one has bothered to share that secret with the world. Neighboring Chile, only the 15th producer in the world, exports six times more. “The main thing they decided was they must think of themselves as more than just winemakers,” said one foreigner who attended the Mendoza meeting. ‘‘After all, grapes have other uses, too.” Growers are studying ways of using grape sugar to satisfy the mammoth Argentine sweet tooth and are pushing the table grape market. Immigrants flooded Argentina in the late 1800s and early 1900s, mainly from Italy and Spain- Some brought grape presses, and many others brought a deep-seated love for the fruit of the vine. Today bodegas, run by sec-ond-and third-generation Europeans, produce every form of wine from boot-dissolving mountain red to fine champagne and excellent cognacs. Argentina’s grapes, all 5.9 biHion pounds of them, are pr^ucen by man-made irrigation on otherwise scrubby desert. The three types of vines turn out one of the highest yields per acre in the world. The country’s finer wines have been lauded Yn world competition and are savored by connoisseurs. Familiar French names appear on some labels from bodegas run technicians sent from the old country. But the wines here range near 14 per cent alcohol, stronger than many pe<q>le abroad prefer. And some importers say the quality is not constant. In 1970 Argentines each drank 92 quarts, on an average. Now they drink only 70 quarts, but that’s hardly abstinence. “Ordinary wine” is officially held to 45 cents a quart, exprensive to a $5-a-day worker, but still a necessary staple. Better wine might be as much as a dollar, and fine champagne costs ?2—tax included. Parents feed wine cut with water to pre-school children. In Buenos Aires, diners habitually slop soda water into their tinto, a practice which Mendoza residents regard with distaste. “Anyway, who knows what junk is already in the wine when It is finally distributed in Buenos Aires,” sniffed one Mendoza wine man, giving the favorite argument for the old dream here of bottling the wine at its point of origm. The best wines are generally bottled on the spot, sealed with Canary Island cqrks and marked with richlooking labels. Some are aged 15 years and are sent off to market with first-class accommodation. So far, there have always been Argentines ready to dispose of every bottle available. Neighboring countries have bought up the slight surplus, and some was sent to the United States and Europe. ’This year—and next year and the year after—0»e balance may change drastically. And soon the wine snobs of the world may have to learn a few hundred new names Last feudal ruler has 90th birthday SARK, Channel Islands (AP) — Dame SibjJ Mary Hathaway of Sark, Europe’s last feudal ruler, celebrated her 90th birthday this week happy that her rocky little island in the English Channel is still largely free of the Western world’s economic woes. “So far we have had no trouble from the energy crisis,” Dame Sibyl said in a telephone interview. “I personally have enough oil for heating for another three months by which time spring should have set in and the need for heating will be less.” Speaking from her mansion, the Seigneurie, Dame Sibyl said none of the 577 islanders has experienced any great trouble as a result of the oil shortage. “But of course we do have a ban on motor cars over here and the shortage is not so bad for us,” she said. The ban is not total. A few years abck it was eased to allow the dame, who is crippled by arthritis, to travel by car. A few tractors also work on farms. All other motor vehicles are out. Dame Sibyl said she spent her birthday happily with her relatives on the island over an Women appointed to council TORONTO (CP) - Three new appointees to the national advisory council on the status of women will sit with the council when it holds meetings here, ' Psychologist Esther Green-glass, Harriet Christie, an official of the United Church of Canada and real-estate specialist Jane Gibson of An-caster, Ont., replace members who have resigned. The meeting, closed to the public, will be the second the council has held outside Ottawa. The council met in Montreal in September. Federal Health Minister Marc Lalonde met with the council Tuesday and federal Labor Minister John Munro addressed it Wednesday. enjoyable lunch. She said she leaves Sark very little these ‘The last time I was in Britain was last March,” she said. “It is not very inviting there now, is it?" Sark, three miles long and one mile wide, lies within sight of France. It has no public transportation system,' no hospital, no newspaper and no airstrip. The islanders have no labor unions or pensions but they also pay no income or inheritance taxes. And there is no divorce. True to feudal tradition, wives are regarded as the personal property of their husbands. Dame Sybil herself, twice married and twice widowed, is the 21st in line of Sark's seigneurs under a royal charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I of England in her capacity as Duchess of Normandy. She owes allegiance only to Queen Elizabeth II who must approve any change in the island's ownership. Sark has a kind of parliament, called The Chief Pleas, but the seigneur has the right of veto. Britain runs Sark’s foreign and defence affairs, but otherwise Dame Sibyl rules with an iron hand. Four years ago, the islanders supported their doctor when he asked for a car to make his rounds. Dame Sibyl refused, the islanders grumbled and the doctor quit. His successor rides a bicycle. WeeWhimsy r.iii Wi. i|-tj ■Mñ br 4pnl ttie Oriqinflt art for hre cfuaM Nias ;