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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta This chimp no chump Even a chimpanzee, it seems, has enough to come in out of the rain. Either that, or two-year-old Humperdinck is up to a few shady shenanigans with Bill Campbell of Brantford, Ont. They clowned around when the Shrine Circus came to town. Shopping centres get going-over TORONTO (CP) For most retailers the shopping centre has become the key to survival, but not everyone is happy about it, the Retail Council of Canada was told here. The panel representing retai- lers, consumers and centre de- velopers aired complaints rang- ing from high rents to shopping plaza decor to delegates attend- ing the council's two-day annual meeting. Joan Sutton, women's editor Toronto Sun, said her read- ers "don't think shopping cen- tres are quite so terrific." People are tired of sterile make-up and the layout of plazas. They are questioning if the centres add to the quality of life. WOMEN WANT CHANGE She said women arc asking for a little less emphasis on pot- ted plants and more on art and creative play areas for chil- dren. "The woman is a force in life today and more and more you are going to have to prove you are adding to the quality of life, in the community." Barry Willis, vice-president of Lewiscraft Ltd., said shopping centres need "rethinking.1 Chain stores filled shopping plazas with identical merchan- dise. E. K. Loyst, president of Liv- ing Lighting Ltd., complained that shopping centres are start- ing to look alike. "I dont think shopping cen- tres provide the atmosphere the downtown areas used to pro- vide. I'm not suggesting we go backwards but we can do more to create a different feeling.' HARD TO GET JN He also said some independ- ents find it had to get into a shopping centre. "Big organizations can com- mand a tremendous amount of money to build a store, but it is difficult for a small, independ- ent retailer to spend the required to get into a shopping centre.' R. J. Hobbs, vice-president of Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd., said there will be a secondary level of retailers growing up under the umbrella of shopping cen- tres. "Theres no question it will ultimately lead to stores where a customer can get a unique shopping experience. That's what she is missing in today's shopping centre." i Speaking for the developers, Gordon Peck, vice-president of J. J. Barnicke Ltd. and former Ontario director of the Inter- national Council of Shopping Centres, said shopping plazas do provide convenience to both retailers and consumers. SKIP SOME TASKS Retailers are freed from un- productive tasks that street merchants have, such as clean- up, security and snow removal, he said. One future development af- fecting centres, he said, will be environmental impact acts such as those in some U.S. states which will "obviously increase rent' and create more concern over zonings. Commenting on suggestions that retailers band together to become their own developer, Mr. Peck said both retailers and developers need each other and have to function together to provide shopping to consumers. He suggested that regional shopping centres should become "the big centre in that part of the providing space for libraries, community meetings and government offices. British scandal improves government's popularity _ LONDON (AP) The Brit- ish political scandal over min- isterial lords consorting with call girls appeared today to have considerably boosted the government's popularity. A public opinion poll re- ported that the ruling Con- servatives now hold a lead ever the opposition Labor party for the first time two years. The transformation has come about in the last month, Opinion Research Centre said in a sampling for The Times and Independent Television News. In May, labor led by 41 per cent to 34. Then came the res- ignation from the government ot Lords Lambton and Jel- licoe because of their associ- ations with prostitutes. Now the Conservatives hold the allegience of 39 per cent of voters while Labor has a 37-per-cent following, the poll said. Fifty-five per cent added that Prime Minister Edward Heath was doing a good job, compared with 39 per cent who held that view in May. It was the first time in four years that more than half the dwtorate sampled had ap- proved of him. "Other questions asked by the poll show that the prime minister has personally emerged with credit for his handling of the prostitutes af- said The Times. Heath does not have to call a general election until 1975, although he can do so sooner if ho wishes. Trudeau offers best wishes to princess OTTAWA (CP) Although the Commons last week re- fused unanimous consent to send official congratulations to Princess Anne on the an- nouncement of her engage- ment to Lt. Mark Phillips, Prime Minister Trudeau has written the Queen offering Canada's best wishes. The eltter, Gated May 29, said: "It is with great pleasure that I received your message of May 28th advising of the betrothal of Princess Anne to Lietenant Mark Phillips. The government and people of Canada join with me in ex- pressing our congratulations on this joyous occasion. "Our fond memories of the visits of Princess Anne to Canada are vividly recalled and heightened by this de- lightful news. "The warmest wishes of Ca- nadians for her present and future happiness accompany her now and always. "With my humble duty, I remain Your Majesty's faith- ful and devoted servant. P. E. Trudeau." Tie text of the note was re- leased Thursday. Friday, 1973 THE liTHIRIDO! HMAiO Canada told to fkeep out9 of oil rift WASHINGTON (CP) A United States congressman said Thursday Canada has been told to "keep out" of the Alaskan oil dispute. Representative John Ander- son (Rep. in a news con- ference called to announce a bill supporting a trans-Canada route for the Alaskan oil, said: "The state department called the Canadian ambassador in a year ago, sat him in a chair, and said the U.S. was going to build the line through Alaska and for Canada to keep out of it. "The decision was final. He was told it was an internal mat- ter and 'please don't inter- fere.' Anderson said he learned of the incident Friday when he and other U.S. legislators were in Ottawa for foreign affairs discussions. "I was told by a responsible member'of the Canadian com- Anderson said. Ambassador Marcel Cadieux of Canada said he recalled the occasion but a spokesman for his office said there was no "hard line" evident. "The ambassador was invited to the state department at the highest level to be simply ap- praised of the American posi- tion. They wanted to make sure Canada knew the American po- the spokesman said. He identified the "highest level as former under- secretary of state John N. Ir- win. "Canada does the same the embassy spokesman said. "If a particualr issue is seen to be of utmost concern to another country, we want to make our position known." In the case of the Alaska situ- for several years on technical and environmental administration's position is that it favors the pipeline-supertanker plan. Under the trans-Alaska route, oil from the North Slope on Prudhoe Bay would flow through an 800-mile pipeline to the ice-free port of Valder, where it would be picked up by tankers for transshipment to the mainland U.S. to the south. Anderson, chairman of the House Republican is co-sponsor of bill favoring swift action on a down through Edmonton link irfth a line to Chicago. He argued that the Alaskan oil "isn't needed" on the West Coast and should be transmitted to bis Midwest area when "it is vitally needed to offset an in- ordinate emergency upon oil from the Middle East." Paul Frank's Plumbing and Heating Ltd. Is pleased to announce that its present address is 159-20th STREET NORTH, LETHBRIDGE Phone 328-5490 After Hours 328-8440 TRIPLE W NATURAL GAS We're Planning a Fall EXPANSION PROGRAM for Users in the Wrentham-Wilson-Warncr Area A PUBLIC MEETING Will be held in Wrentham Community Centre en Monday, June 11th p.m. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE URGED TO ATTEND TRIPLE W NATURAL GAS CO-OP LTD. WRENTHAM ALBERTA And for menthol, get the green pack. WARNING: The Department of National Health and Welfare advises that danger to health increases with amount smoked. ;