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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta DID YOU KNOW? For your convenience, we an'open end Friday evenlngi until 9 p.m. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CTNTRI VILLAGE MALL PHONI ut-iioi The tethbrtdge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, January 27, 1972 PAGES 11 TO 22 NOW IN NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 pROPBJtONAi ILDO. 740 4m AVE. t. UTHMIDOI, AlHITA SEE US FOR ALL YOUR OPTICAL NEEDS Zero on weekend forecast out your bathing suit and suntan oil, because the end is in eight. Yes sir, the temperature is going to soar all the way to five below zero tomorrow and it may even reach zero on the weekend. But for today, the word is clear and continuing cold. The high today will be 15 to 20 below and the temperature will dip to 25 to 30 below to- night slightly warmer than last night's 37 below zero. This current cold snap has knocked city transportation for a loop. An official of city transit said there has been "quite an Increase" in the number of people using buses, "particu- larly to West Lethbridge." He said the passenger load U> the university has increased so much that three buses are needed to handle the job that normally would be done by one bus. A spokesman for a city taxi company said the taxi busi- ness has "gone crazy" in the cold weather. "We'd have a 100 per cent increase in business if we could handle it all, but we just he said. CENTRE OF ATTRACTION Patti, a lion cub belonging to Dr. C. D. Stewart, was in a visiting mood yesterday, so she showed up at Gilbert Paterson School to re-nip with the youngsters. Actually, Emma-Jean Bokovoy had asked Dr. Stewart to bring Parti to visit her class. When the other students heard there was a lion in the school an assembly had to be called so everyone could see it. Seen here with Palti are, left to right, Marilyn Peterson, Randy Denecky, Shauna Doyle and Joyce Mitson. But what will it mean to Lethbridge? By JIM MAYBIE Staff Writer A large number of down- town merchants are going to close Mondays, some are go- ing to close Wednesday after- noons, some are going to be open and others closed Friday nights, some are going to be open six days and nights a week, and some haven't de- cided what hours they'll be keeping after Feb. 1. The majority of those plan- ning to close Mondays are the smaller independents. In a survey Wednesday of 30 city merchants not planning to close Mondays, the concensus "flRT STUDIO ON FIC7M AViNUE JANUARY HALF PRICE SALE OF FINE ART REPRODUCTIONS 710-5 AVt S 'LCTHMIDGE-MTA was that such a move will be to the detriment of the city as a whole, and to the merchants who close in particular. Sever- al merchants also suggested it will be a disservice to the shopping public. John Loewen, manager of Simpsons Sears, said those that dose Mondays are going to have to write off 15 per cent of their weekly business. "Their action, is have a detrimental the City of Lethbridge. All are going to suffer. The outlying district we're catering to won't come in on Mondays. "The move is going to mean a lot of promoting by the rest of us to draw customers to the city. It's fortunate we have two good shopping centres in the city. "We are going to have fo ad- vertise Saturdays for special sales Mondays to attract cus- tomers to the city." This com- ment was reiterated by other major and junior department stores. "I may be a bit Mr. Loewen said, "but it just won't do the city any good. We have to work together to draw ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz 222 5lh SI. S. Phenl 328-4095 Ther'sno Time Like Now To Buy A Snow Blower DURING OUR WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE SALE! 8 H.P. Regular New Only 5 H.P. Regular S54B. Now Only International 304 Stafford Drivo Phonl 327-3125 Harvester Sales Service This Week Friday and Saturday Evenings "THE SUNSET 4" I TO 12 P.M. NO COVEft CHARGE M TTIE OLD TftAOmON OF PHONE 328-7756 FOR RESERVATIONS people to the dty in the hopes we all get a piece of the pie.' He suggested that of the ma jor stores the action would hurt Baton's, the major downtown drawing card, the most. Jim Penny, vice president of Capitol Furniture, said the move is "foolish" and his firm is going to be open six days and two nights a week "We decided when the bylaw came out, that (Ms. is. .what, the customers wanted and we made a decision to provide tin service. We don't plan on changing." Hoyt's Hardware is going to continue operating six days and two nights. "We can't afford to see it any other a com- pany spokesman said. "We cater to the tourist trade, Crowsnest Pass custom- ers and Hutterites. If we dose Mondays, those sales would be lost. We are trying to accom- modate the customer, and to do this we must continue operat- ing six and two." Several merchants mention- ed that 60 to 70 per cent of their sales were to customers outside Lethbridge. ws expressed that the many c tomers from the 'Pass and B.C., where stores are closed Monday, may take their busi- s to Calgary where all stores are open Monday. A downtown Safeway spokes- man said "it's pretty sad that can't get add- ing that Safeway will continue operating six and two. A spokesman said the down- town L-Mart store will continue operating six end two because "we get a M of B.C. trade." Downtown banks are not go- ing to change their present hours. Eaton's, Kresge's and Wool worth's are going to continue six and two. Hollingsworth's downtown store plans to close Wednesday afternoon. "Wednesday after noons are bad said a spokesman. "And I'm not going to close Mondays to give my business to the shop- ping centres." Imperial Women's Wear also plans to continue dosing Wed nesday afternoon "teraporari with late shopping .Thurs- day and Friday. Mayfair Vogue plans to con- tinue closing Wednesday after noons and Friday nights. Don Wilson of Don Wilson's Junior Shop, probably sutnmet up the feelings of many after years of haggling over shop- ping hours, with "To hell with it. I'm going to do what I want and not what city hall or any- body else wants." He said later "I haven't de- cided what yet." I'm going to do Fred Edmundson of the Mar- quis Flower Shop said he is go- ing to stay open six and two. Monday dosing, he said, would mean that no products could be shipped out of the city for a period of three consecutive ays Saturday to which would not be a good situa- tion. Wayne White, assistant man- ager of Woolco, said the Mon- day closing "will certainly be a benefit to us, but a detriment the community. "With some stores downtown closed Monday and others clos- ed Wednesday afternoon it is going to hurt Lethbridge. It's a shame the community is going to have to suffer. "We are here to provide a service to Lethbridge and dis- rict and to do that we must be open. "It only serves to confuse the people in the city and dis- COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 507 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 32B-7883 FRACHE'S ROWER SHOP 6th St. t. Ph. 327-3747 Doubt creeping on hog plant Any further action toward to negotiate a this information before it tablishing the proposed for working in the go any further. If this in- lion bog slaughtering and as a part of the Alberta is received, then the cessing plant in southern will be open for their berta now rests with Smith of of the project forward Ricafort, director and chairman of the to supply the raw ma- manager of North American in a telephone tegrated Food Processing the company must Berg, chairman of the of its proposed confirmed this position TTie Alberta Hog pork and all the he said Mr. Ricafort must Marketing Board, which which a plant of this the okay of the board to sents the province's hog will in Alberta. cers, has indicated "the ball said Mr. Ricafort must Berg was also quoted to satisfy the board of saying Mr. Ricafort now in the Kanns of Air. ability to do what negotiate with the board set up the proper framework The board is waiting for Smith said the board he goes any further." 56 stores to close Sjdty-five per cent of the Spoulos, president of following the Lethbridge ex- dependent merchants in Merchant's he said. city have decided to close said that at a problem of getting all days starting this Monday, Tuesday night it in a community on the news media were told that more than hours is not local, it's merchants in Canda, Mr. Baker said. Businessman Bill Baker told the media that 56 of the 86 agreed to the Monday department stores dependent merchants in involved felt tiis liour policies establish- city decided Tuesday closing Mondays the bv their hcsd offices so ths Wednesday that they will hours could be at present only affects Mondays and be open all day Tuesday to Saturday, with said. "It is hoped the general Mr. Spaulos said night shopping Thursday will appreciate the faced by the Mr. Spoulos1 Baker said the independents felt their scheme was the 1 "1 work with solution. There's no way and ttie problem of stores will ever be able to all the hours required together, he indicated. days of operation independents who are practically Mondays represent a trict." Several merchants offering a full five days cross-section, be said. of mis nights of shopping the include: Men's and lad- One merchant, who feel that, over-all, wear, furniture want to be named, said "will be cycle shops, jewellery downtown area will be a Baker said 15 and bakers. Barber and aster area" like downtown North Lethbridge shops already close gina, where stores are closed and 41 merchants have response to a question, Mr. on the five days and said he did not feel the _ of who close Mondays is felt that more lose any business. E. A. Lawrence, former decide on the Monday are not so many stores bridge city director of in the coming Mondays in ttre Ctows- ing has presented the Mr. Pass now as there were, with the framed charter Baker said the said, and merchants are local engineers when they scheme will be on customers come into ed the Engineering Institute basis for a year. Thursday and Friday Canada in October nave indicated tbey for their shopping. 1 7t's up to By RICHARD what the public will if Monday closing is detri- Staff wonders why the to their business and to Off and on for about four mnntfK fiHr roiifH-i] HflsTwrl merchants cannot get to-CTAttidr nn city, they will make the necessary changes." GERALD LITCHFIEIJ) Litchfield re-elected The Lethbridge and District Labor Council elected its 1972 executive at its annual meet- ing Wednesday. Gerald Litchfield was re- elected to his fourth term as president; Wayne Doolittle, vice-president; Sharon Norton, recreation secretary; Ted Tell- er, financial secretary; Wayne Krocker, sergeant-at-arms. Dell Winters, Bill Espelien and Al Packard were elected to fill three executive board posi- tions. Weather cancels Horner The weathr.r has done it again. The Purity Dairy Co-op meet- ing, highlighting Dr. Hugh Hor- ner, Alberta minister of agri- culture, has been cancelled for the second time because of in- clement weather. Tire meeting had been set for oday at p.m. Mr. Homer said he would be unable to attend because of the air traffic controllers' strike and the frigid weather condi- tions in the Edmonton area. The meeting will be re- scheduled for a later date. a bylaw to control the hours re- tail stores could stay open in the city. In spite of the time input and the resulting bylaw, some stores are staying open the full amount of time allowed, some will close Mondays, some Wed- nesday afternoon as before and some stay open either Thurs- day or Friday night, but not both. None of tile hours are in con- travention to the bylaw. But, what do the aldermen feel about the varying hours? Alderman Cam Barnes, a downtown businessman and an initiator of the move to have all stores in town close Mon- day, maintains his stand that either all should close that day r all should remain open. Five of the aldermen said Hie businessmen have the right to remain open as many hours as Shey like within the context of the bylaw. "It's up to Aid. Bill fCergan said, but the non-con- formity of the hours "will ad- vereely affect the downtown area a lot more than parking meters." He said he is concerned "If somebody doesn't want to stay open the full number of hours allowed by the bylaw, that's his Aid. Tom Ferguson said. Aid. Chick Chichcster agreet the merchants can close an; day they like, but he suggests Saturday afternoon would be the most logical time. He said the people in the sur rounding districts will not like Monday closing and the mer- chants .depend on those people for a large share of their total business. Aid. Hembroff said he "would prefer that they didn't close Monday" but that the proprie- tors should "exercise their own discretion in closing their shops." Aid. Vera Ferguson agreed and added the merchants are "intelligent enough to realize ORGANS NEW and USED MUSICLAND WE TAKE GRAINI VITAMIN SPECIALS! PARAMETTE SYRUP QQ l-oi. Reg. 2.67 Now enly PARAMETTE SYRUP O 1Q 20-ei. Rtg. 4.95 Now only PARAMETTE TABLETS 250'i. Rtg. 9.92 Now enly 12J'i. Rtg. 5.40 Now enly 1 00 50'i. 2.70 Now enly eipetially for o CA lOO'i. Rtg. Now enly Chtck our many unadvertiied Mvingi McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S. 327-3555 Two who have definite oppo- site views were Aldermen Steve Kotch and Ed Bastedo. Aid. Kotch said "they should have done it a long time ago" and that it probably won't have much affect to have the stores closed Monday except for a minimal amount of tourist trade. On the other hand, Aid. Bas- tedo said the move is "not good for the city and not good for the merchant." He said the merchants who are closing Monday are being "a little selfish" and are not considering the out of town shoppers. Pageant body to incorporate The Sight, The Sound and The Fury historical pageant planned for this summer at Indian Bat- tle Park is to be organized by The Association for Historic Productions. An application has been filed with the registrar of companies at Edmonton to incorporate the AHP under the Societies Act of Alberta. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental SLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Lovil MEDICAL DENTAL BLDfi. PHONE 327-2822 TAX PANEL ON CANADIAN TAX REFORM SESSION NO. 2 Wednesday, February 2, 1972 (Ericksen's Restaurant) Ne Hall Reception Dinner Agenda "TOPICS" BUSINESS AND PROPERTY INCOME PROFESSIONALS COMPANIES AND SHAREHOLDERS PANEL MEMBERS LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS ASSOCIATION (INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF ALBERTA LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS ASSOCIATION ILETHBIIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Tickets Muilc Chamber of Commerce phone 327-1186 Limited up Tickets Early ;