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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, January 22, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 38 Consumers beware by LYNNE GORDON The used-car wrangle Higher prices, layoffs and high interest rates have made consumers more cautious about laying out a chunk of money for the larger consumer purchases. As a result, the new car in- dustry is suffering and dealers may find themselves with a load of unsold cars. In the meantime, many consumers are thinking again about buying used cars. Usually the winter is the best time to look for a deal. But because people are hanging on to their cars and not doing as much trading and selling, many of the used car lots are picked clean. In the best of times, consumers are afraid to invest in a used car. Some people still shudder at their experiences and feel strongly that you are only "buying someone else's trouble" and that you can't win. Others, because of need, have learned to beat the system by building up their own expertise and shopping carefully. They feel you must find a reputable dealer with an active lot and good, clean repair facilities. Almost everyone will agree that dealing with friends is the best way to gain enemies. But when you barter with a stranger, you may not realize that he can be a "front" for a dealer wanting to dump a lemon. Try to make as many decisions at. home before you subject yourself to a high pressure pitch. Decide what you can afford, what your driving needs are and the kind of car you'll be happy with. Check classified ads, phone around for tips from friends and business associates and ask a trusted gas station operator or mechanic to be on the look out for you. You can probably save money if you are willing to buy an unpopular model minus the popular extras., A car in the two to three year range should be a good bet. After the third year, maintenance costs start to rise. A car un- der a year may be too good to be true. But, whatever your purchase, the plain truth is that you must be prepared to spend anywhere from about and up for added repairs to get a used car in good, reliable condition, after you've had it for a short while. There are endless things you should check out, before you buy, that signal danger areas. And no matter what I tell you, some friend will add countless other ways to detect signs of wear. But, lets face it, no matter how much a layman knows, a guy who wants to unload an undesirable car usually knows more about disguising and doctoring up trouble areas than you know about finding them. An automatic transmission can be dosed with chemicals to temporarily hide an expensive fluid leak. Extra heavy oil may be used to cover up engine defects and muffle revealing noises. The hole in the radiator can be sealed with an additive to stop a leak. Even mileage isn't a good indicator since cars have had their odometers set back. This "white collar crime" was highlighted recently by the sensational news story that used car dealer Henry Wynberg, constant companion of famous actress Elizabeth Taylor, was accused of setting back the mileage to get higher prices for his used cars. In Canada, this is a federal offence. The SAFEST and best thing you can do is take the car to your own, trusted mechanic for a road test and thorough check up. It takes an expert to un- cover the defects. If you are NOT dealing with the registered owner, it is a good idea to find him. You can check the ownership at the local court offices. If the car is the subject of a conditional sales contract, chattel mortgage or other personal property security by which it could be seized or repossessed, the information will be registered there. Your provincial department of transport will usually release the name of the previous registered owners if you supp- ly them with a licence number. Then, a personal call can help you assess the condition of the car by asking some pointed questions about the car's history. Find out what kind of roadworthy certificates or safety checks are needed before you can drive the car. Even when the value of a trade in is stated in the offer, the dealer has the right to re appraise the car at time of delivery and lower the price he will pay you if the contract makes that a condition. Try to have that clause omitted. Keep in mind that once the dealer has the trade in and the signed vehicle permit in his possession, he can sell it. The offer to purchase that you sign is a BINDING contract once the dealer affixes his signature. Never give a deposit, un- less you intend to close the deal. If you change your mind, it is likely you'll lose your deposit. Carefully examine all the warranties and guarantees. Understand all the car repairs and changes that are promised and make sure that every fact and verbal promise is clearly and individually itemized and written into the contract. Women slighted in visual arts REGINA (CP) Women are discriminated against in the visual arts, a university lecture audience was told by four women involved in art in Saskatoon. The four asserted that women are discriminated against in art schools, in ob- taining jobs in the art world, in the way they are depicted in sculptures and paintings and in the way they are presented in art history books. The joint lecture was given by Lynne Bell, University of Saskatchewan art historian, Jan Kolenick Dyck, painter and art instructor at that un- iversity, Beth Foster, photographer, and Sandra Seriichuk, photographer. Ms. Foster, noting that one book on the History of Modern Art names only four women artists, said that as far as art history is concerned "women have no often being listed under their husband's names, "and I think it is im- portant that women have some kind of heritage and are knowledgeable about their history." Ms. Bell said that women have been maligned and shallowly represented throughout the history of western art as subjects for paintings and sculptures. She said women are often portrayed in lewd positions and shown only as passive instruments' of pleasure. "The female nude is shown as an object. She is usually totally passive (such pic- tures) assume that the male only is the consumer." Community calendar There will be a Les Manning Workshop on pottery Saturday and Sunday in the Bowman Arts Potters' Studio. Mr. Manning, who is president of the Canadian Crafts Council, will present slides and a lec- ture from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Lethbridge Public Library. The public is invited. The Ladies Auxiliary to the Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens Society will meet at 2 p.m. Friday in the civic centre. Following the meeting, bingo will be played and lunch served. The Irish Canadian Society of Lethbridge will hold a fami- ly turkey dinner, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday in the basement of St. Patrick's Church for members and prospective members. 1975 memberships fees payable. Women in upper levels of business too few If you are trading in a car that's insured, make sure that get your insurance agent to arrange a transfer so you'll be covered. And make sure you have a sufficient down payment to buy a good car with a reasonable warranty. Copyright 1975, Toronto Sun Syndicate FINAL 3 DAYS WRAP-UP OF OUR GIGANTIC JANUARY SHOE STUMPERS By HANNA Wedgies in ties and straps. Reg. to 26.00 51 fi Final wrap up 1 TABLE OF TEEN SHOES Wedgies, ties, etc. Regular 16.00 ON SALE AT O LISA DEBS AND EMPRESS DRESS SIR to FINAL WRAP up and 1 LADIES' LOW CUT SNOW BOOTS Regularly to Small sizes only. FINAL WRAP UP 1 CALF SUEDE SNOW BOOTS With low heeli Rtgullrly FINAL WRAP UP 1 4 PRICE CRASHI LADIES' HI-CUT SNOW BOOTS Platform solee, warm pile lining. i4-tft FINAL WRAP UP Open Thun. >nd Fri. mi 1 p.m. CAMM'S SHOES VANCOUVER (CP) Business administrators should promote women to leading positions in the i business world even at the cost of usual procedure if there is to be true equality, Dr. Pauline Jewett, Simon Fraser University president, said this week. Dr. Jewett, addressing the annual convocation of the In- stitute of Chartered Accoun- tants of British Columbia, said businessmen should not simply wait until a woman has reached the same level as men also eligible for high promotion. 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