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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 - THI LETHBRID6E HIRAID - Thursday, January 31, 1971 YWCA public meet Feb. 2 focussed on youth in ivorld Betty Burrcll, residence director of the Vancouver YWCA, will speak at a public meeting at the Lethbridge YWCA residence Tuesday at 8 p.m. Miss Burrell graduated from the University of British Columbia majoring in anthropology and sociology, after which she joined the Canadian University- Service Overseas. She taught at the Karatinc Secondary Boys School in Kenya, East Africa and tutored adults at the University College in Nairobi for CUSO. Miss Burrell joined t h e Peace Corps as an instructor in a teacher training program for Kenya at Columbia University in New York. She joined the Vancouver YWCA in January, 1969. In April, 1970 she was one of ten delegates chosen to represent the World YWCA at the World Christian Youth Organization Encounter on Development, in Uruguay. At present, Miss Burrell is a member of the UBS' Presidents Committee on CUSO. The topic of Miss Burrell's address will be Youth in the World. 90-year-old Italian ivoman ivants divorce LA yPEZIA, Italy (Reuters) - A 90-year-old woman filed a divorce petition today against her husband for deserting her 40 years ago. Angiola Gattaronchieri is believed to be the oldest person so far to take advantage of Italy's first divorce bill, passed just before Christmas. She says her husband emigrated to South Africa in 1931. Cosmetic boutique CHANTILLY PERFUME SET Exceptional value! Contains Liquid Skin Sachet. .5 ounce and Perfume .13 ounce. Reg. Woolco Price for Sachet 3.00 Reg. Woolco Price for Perfume 3.75 SALE PRICE, SET 3.50 The obove also available in Quelques Fleurs. Chantflly HANDand BOC* LOTION vOUBIOt"T , . CHANTILLY HAND and BODY LOTION Huge Savingsl 17-ounce Bottle. Reg. Woolco Price $5. SALE PRICE 3.00 ove olso available in Ouelquos Fleurs Woolco Pharmacy Operated by Jack Austin Pharmacy Alta.) ltd. vision of the Dominion Citrus Co. ltd. Open Monday and Tuosday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday to 1 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Mdgrath Drive For The Record By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor (^OMPARISION shopping is a must unless you don't have to watch the family budget, and if you don't have to do that, you probably aren't doing the family's shopping anyway-the maid is. What looks like a good buy is not always, unless you determine the price per unit in both large and smaller quantities. For all the complaints about men turned loose on the grocery shelves with their chocolate covered ants> truffles and jumbo shrimp, they are in fact often the ones who take the time to stop and compare prices. And it does take time. Store prices are set by the wholesale price of the items and the individual chain. The decision-making process is neither reliable nor is it in any way consistent. Prices are supposed to be the same within a chain, but they differ according to locale, a statement easily proved by a round trip shopping excursion. Last weekend one chain store sported a display of 10-oz. tins of vegetable beef soup, 4-for 87 cents. Farther along the aisle were the regular 20-oz. tins of the same soup for 39 cents each. A bit of simple arithmetic shows the shopper that 40 ounces of vegetable beef soup could then be bought for either 87 cents or 78 cents, depending upon the size of the tin wanted. It is logical to assume that a larger size tin should be processed more economically than the smaller tin, even though comparison shopping does not always bear this out, either. However the rub here was that the 4-for-87 was a store special. The regular price of the 10-oz. soup is 2 for 49 cents. The regular price of 40 ounces of soup in 10-oz. tins is 98 cents, 20 cents more than if the two 20-oz. tins were purchased. On this basis, the larger tin is definitely a better buy, and the special is only lowering the ridiculous price difference, not a money saving proposition at all. Comparision shopping is time  consuming and annoying but no one else is doing it for us, and there are apparently no safeguards anywhere along the line. ? ? ? Warnings have been issued to consumers by the Canadian Association of Consumers about too casual buying. The warnings include: Mass displays - which may look like a bargain but are not. Watch "and of aisle" displays - Check size or weight, unit price and grade. Color, shapo and design of packages may be designed to help you buy. Buy contents, not the package. Look at items above or below eye level. They may be better buys than those at eye level. How special is a special. Look for facts, not impressions. Watch the check-out of each item. Cashiers may forget a special price (although we are not aware of this being a problem in city stores). One supermarket executive said that any businessman who considers the consumer movement as a passing fad is on his way out of business. And in case you have the idea that it's all gravy in food stores, it isn't. As one local store manager told me this week, "We start feeling the Christmas rush about January 15th. "That's when all the returnable cheques start coming in. He did say though that about 75-80 per cent of them are validated promptly. DEFINITION OF A SUPERMARKET MANAGER as listed at the 1970 supermarket show held in Toronto. "This man is a miracle worker ... he has to be ... a peerless merchandiser ... a smooth public relations man ... a diplomatic leader ... an accomplished accountant ... a keen competitor . . . and, he has to make a profit." ... and I'd add another, willing to listen to his customers' woes and answer their questions. love 25... ... letting her make the final decision, choosing furniture. wiH for Training session The Chinook division hold a training session - guides and brownie leaders at St. Mary's School in Taber Saturday from 1-5 p.m. This session was previously to have been held Jan. 16. IN DOUBT-DON T EAT Don't serve any food if you are dubious about its quality. PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES $500 JACKPOT LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS.- 8 p.m. BEFORE YOU BUY CHECK OUR EVERYDAY LOW PRICES We Carry A Full Line of CARPETS FOR FREE ESTIMATES CALL . . . Hamilton's Floor Coverings LTD. 909 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-5454 Block mother program protection from molesters AMONG COCO'S LAST CREATIONS - Models show two of Coco Chanel's last creations at her Rue Cambon talons in Paris this week. Coco died last Jan. 10, a day after she put finishing touches to her spring models. At left Is a pink woolen suit with a pleated skirt. At right is a tricolor chevron jersey suit with a hip-length jacket worn with a red scarf tied at the neck. VANCOUVER (CP) - A number of parents whose children attend Norquay elementary school are planning extra protection' for children against would-be molesters and other hazards. Parents nave organized a "block mother" program - to go into operation this year - under which various homes along routes to the school will serve as safety points. The idea is not new, and has been working for about five years in suburban Coquitlam and a number of American cities. In each block one or two mothers keep a watch on small children as they walk to and from school. Their homes are marked with a fluorescent red sticker in a window and the children are instructed to run to these homes in the event of trouble. One of the organizers, Joyce Lebedow, said: "The children are told not to abuse these homes and to use them only In emergency, But it may be any sort of emergency. For instance, the little ones can get so terribly frightened if there is a dog chasing them." Mrs. Lebedow is chairman of the PTA health and safety committee. She has about 30 homes on her list and hopes to have about 50 when the program starts. A police spokesman said 32 children between,the ages of three and 12 years were indecently assaulted in the Vancouver area during the first eight months of last year. Eleven of these cases occurred at or near a school, playground or park. The Norquay group has taken all precautions recommended by police - and gone one step farther. OUT OF REACH Babies and toddlers can suffocate on such items as peanuts or popcorn. Keep them out of reach. JACKPOT BINGO This Evening, January 28th STARTS 8.00 P.M. SHARP - PARISH HAll CORNER 12th STREET B AND 7th AVENUE NORTH Jackpot Starts at $125 and is Wen Every Thursday Sth-7 No. Jackpot $11} Pot O' Gold $90 28* PER CARD OR 5 FOR S1.00 ALSO FREE CARDS, FREE GAMES AND A DOOR PRIZI Porsens under 1* ysors not allowed Sponsored by Ladles' Aid of St. Potor and St. Paul's Church MONTH-END CLEARANCE TRACY CUTS PRICES AGAIN! COME SAVE ON ALL THOSE TREND SETTING FASHIONS YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED. THE SAVINGS ARE ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC . . . AND EASY CREDIT IS AVAILABLE WITH A TRACY CHARGE CARD. SPORTSWEAR SWEATERS, BLOUSES, PANTS, SKIRTS, PANT SETS Vi PRICE EXAMPLES: SWEATERS, regular $8.00-now $3.99 PANTS, regular $ $7.99 RED HOT SPECIAL 40 ONLY FUR TRIMMED WINTER COATS Broken lines and sizes. Hurry for these! Rag. to $80.00 ^1 DBS CAR COATS A variety of styles and colours . . . al reduced to clear at i/2 PRICE EXAMPLES: Regular $35.00 ............ NOW $17.49 Regular $40.00 ............ NOW $19.99 WINTER COATS A selection of fur trimmed wools and man-made fur fabrics. UP TO l/3 OFF EXAMPLES: Regular $60.00 ........... NOW $39.99 Regular $75.00 ........... NOW $49.99 ACCESSORIES Assorted styles In belts, scarves and hand-bags. 1/2 PRICE EXAMPLES: SCARVES, regular $3.00. now $1.49 BELTS, regular $10.00. .now $4.99 DRESSES \ A selection of daytime or party styles in as-{% sorted styles, fabrics and colours. t Vz PRICE ;; EXAMPLES: J? REGULAR $26.00 . . NOW $12.99 | tj REGULAR $30.00 . . NOW $14.99 509 -4th AVENUE SOUTH ;