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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta AROUND THE WORLD LUXURY AIR CRUISE 4 Continents 9 Countries 31 In your own private Super DCS Jet Depart from Calgary Jan. 20, 1973 Priced at only ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE PHONE 328-8184 328-3201 The Icthbridgc Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, June 14 ,1972 PAGES 17 TO 32 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4th AVE. S. PHONE 328-7121 "Do you hnva a ipare pair of gltmci for holiday Supermarkets say they make only minimal profits on meat sales By HIC SWIIIART Herald SlafI Writer New Demo- cratic MP charges that supermarkets are "m i I It- ing the fann- ers and cheat- ing consum- ers" hiavc been flatly denied by of- of three major food chains with stores in Lethbridge. Support for the position ot the supermarkets has come also from Pat Mahoney, fed- eral minister of state in the Trudeau government who said in the Commons tliat the charges were "cleverly word- ed" hut do not stand up. The charges arose when the NDP claimed an "unpre- cedented rate" of Increase in supermarket profits. High- level officials representing the three major chains in Lelhbridge told The Herald that in the case of the rising cost of products from the meat counter, the profiteer- ing charges were very wrong. Although Mr. Mahoney was speaking about the total food picture within the supermar- ket, his statements backed the stand taken by the offi- cials. Mr. Mahoney said an anal- ysis of food costs showed that recent increases merely bring food costs back to a stable level following a sub- stantial drop in late 1970 and early 1971 resulting from a supermarket price war. "The government has no reason to believe they've (supermarkets) been treating consumers he said. Tins point, whether preju- diced or not, was echoed by the supermarket officials in- terviewed by The Herald. The key question in the In- terviews was: are meat prices high within the struc- ture of the supermarket? The officials responded with three differing points of view- The first official contacted alibied the prices, claiming they are not high in relation to the rest of the increasing food price structure. The next official emphatic- ally stated that the price of beef was the highest in his- tory, at least in Ine 45 years he has been in the business. The next man admitted the prices were high, but added a new dimension to the dilem- ma: "they are going to be higher, too." The sole reason for the pre- dicted price increase was a Meat prices seem to have been on the increase al a far greater rate than other food prices during ihe past few years. But when com- pared with other com- modities, have they really? Canadians eat more meat than people almost any- where else in the world, and recently Canadian ranchers have not been producing as much meat as the country has been eating. Herald reporler Ric Swi- hart examines the Can- adian meat situation In a series of articles this week. mounting labor problem in Calgary, among the city's unionized meat cutters. Negotiations are continuing in Calgary, where meat cut- ters are working now for a base pay of per hour. They are asking for an in- crease to per hour with a 32 hour work week. Tiiis would have its effects: meat prices in Vancouver are high- er than in Alberta and so are the wages. The official claims the price of meat would have to be increased in order to pay for the higher labor costs. This point was tempered somewhat by one official and denied by the other. "Labor has no bearing at all on the price of meat because the stores can't base a product cost on what labor will he said. The other official added that all stores operate on a cost income basis, working toward a profit margin con- sidered necessary to stay in business. Whatever the outcome, as one official pointed out, the price isn't loo high because the real buying public the housewife is still buying beef. Prices witliin the super- market structure, based on a report from one chain, are set on a weekly basis. Every Monday morning, the buyers for the supermarkets cheek the wholesale prices of beef carcasses. Since the stores work the pricing structures according to what the initial costs are to them, the prices for the meat are set by the wholesale price of the carcass. If a carcass costs the stores more, the prices of the cuts have to be increased to cover the increases. The stores sell the meat by cuts. They have to realize enough money from the indi- vidual cuts to make up the price of the carcass, allow for overhead costs and still come up with a profit. Working on the supply and demand of beef carcasses in general and therefore the in- dividual cuts of beef, the re- tailer must then look at what the market will stand for in a price structure according to the demands for the Individu- al cuts. Tiiey can go only so high before the consumers will stop buying- Once set, the prices hold for the week except when specials are advertised. When this happens, the over- all income for the carcass drops accordingly and in order to keep the income ratio for the carcass in a positive perspective, t h a price of the other cuts not on special theoretically havf to increase. With all Ihe price increases in the beef industry from tha record prices for live ani- mals (o the record prices to the consumer, the supermar- ket is not faring as well ai one might expect. "We aren't getting tho same kind of profit now as we were when the price oJ beef was one offi- cial said. Tins is because the retailer can increase the price of meat only so much before the forces of competition or the budget of the consumer lakes over. But on the other hand, tho costs to the retailer aren't limited to the same degree which leaves the supermar- kets In a position to either lose money or continue to fol- low the band wagon and show increases in the price of the beef. million new library recommended for city Architect's sketch of proposed million public library THAT'S Average annual velocity o[ the 'wind in Lethbridge id 13.4 mph. Dads Like Flowers, Too! Remember: This Sunday Is FATHER'S DAY! MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP Phone 327-1515 AS5T. VASES DAD WILL LOVE Ku Klux Klan Calgary leader says Klan is target of bigotry By RON CALTWELL Herald Staff Writer CALGARY The Ku Klux Klan, a highly-secretive group widely linked with bigotry anc racial prejudice, has itsell been a target of bigots ever since ils existence in Calgary became known, says the Impe- rial Wizard of the Klan, Ter- lach Barra Eoin Ros DunsforrJ Mac a Phearsoin. "Our membership is kept se- cret, mainly because of harass- said Mr. Mac a Phear- soin. Mr. Mac a Phearsoin said his name is Gaelic. He said telephone threats are practically an every-day occurrence. 'I've received many threats myself, but I don't liink any of them are he said. The Imperial Wizard said prej- udice has shown itself In other ways.. WESTERN WEAR GIRS For Father's Day! WESTERN BOOTS >X Tony lama, Justin, Texas, Bighorn, and Cowlown WESTERN SHIRTS by Tem-Tex, Kormon, and Miller WESTERN STRAW AND FELT HATS by Bailey and Resistol WESTERN SUITS AND SPORT JACKETS by Prince Clothing WESTERN SLACKS by levis and Prince Clothing THE LARGEST SELECTION OF WESTERN WEAR IN SOUTHERN ALBFRTA. 3Ih Slerel S. 328-4726 "The orgamzed labor move- ment in Calgary has come out against us and for a. time, we couldn't find any printers who would print our literature. "One of our charter members had to leave the Klan appar- ently because of harassment at his job." It is mainly concern for per- sonal safety and security that makes the Klan such a secre- tive organization, states Mr. Mac a Phearsoin. The membership is "more than 100 and less than and even Klan members are not sure of the exact numbers or many of the names of fellow- Klansmen. There are five separate Kla- verns in Calgary, the locations of which are secret. The Klan has two police forces, collectively termed Ihe KBI (Klan Bureau of Investi- The KBI is divided into two groups, the Klokan and Hie Se- cret Six. The identities of po- Aiiglo Distributors SERVICE CENTRE 419 Sth Street South Phone 328-6922 NOW OPEN Government Licensed Technician I Repairs 'o Radios, Televisions and Tape Recorders. SONY LLOYDS DUAL NORESCO lice force members are known only to the Imperial Wizard. The.KIokan's function is to Investigate membership appli- cants. It generally takes about two months-before a prospec- tive member is cleared to join the Klan. The Secret Six Is involved mainly in working on social problems such as drugs. Mr. Mac a Phearsoin says when the force has drug infor- mation, usually gained through informers in the "hippie the police are notified. The Imperial Wizard, a for- mer minister in the free Meth- odist Church in Calgary, says he personally believes in the superiority of the white race, but he is quick to add that this is not Klan doctrine. "I believe the white race is superior. History bears this he said. "But what we preach, as an organization, is purity of tho races, whatever they may be." Mr. Mac a Phearsoin said he has tried to organize branche of the Klan in various non- white groups, but has run into a stone wall. "I was hoping to organize non-white groups, such as Ne- groes and Jews, into their own auxiliaries of the Klan. "But they refuse to talk to me, so I've had to drop the he said. Mr. Mac a Phearsoin, whose parents were among Uie five charter-signers, says this is not the first time the Ku Klux Klan has been in Calgary. The first Klan started In the 1930s and disbanded in 1952. In talking about Ihe contro- versial group, the I m p e r i a 1 Wizard returned time and again to his point that the Klan is not a bigoted group. He said at least half Ihe membership is Catholic, main- ly Irish and Hungarian and in the U.S., 25 per cent are In- dians. A vegetarian, Mr. Mac a Phearsoin says he makes his living from the Klan. "I draw a salary of a month, and that's what I live he said. Mr. Mac a Phearsoin said the Klan will make its first move info the public eye in Septem- ber, when it holds a public rit- ual, complete with a cross- burning ceremony, to initiate several new members. By niCHARD BURKE Herald Staff Writer "Buy it the way it is, or send the architect back to make an entirely new design.' That was part of librarj board chairman Bill Russell' of the plans for th new library to cilj council Tuesday. The plans show live planning and bold design ing, a refreshing departur from box-like ac cording to provincial supervise of public libraries E. T. Wil shire. The Oldman River Regiona Planning Commission accept, the plans for a "well-designed functional building." The' Library will be situated on the northeast corner of the Cen tral School property, at Sth St and 5th Ave. S. The plans cal for square feet of flob area contained in two storeys. The main floor will house i children's section, separate bu isolating the children and separate areas for adul readers, audio-visual aids ant study. From a central contro area, all sections will be vis ible. The lower level includes multi purpose room, stud space integrated with the study space on the top level, a meei ing room and stacks for a spe cial book collection. The price tag on Hi building exceeds the allotted by council in the capi tal budget. Mr. Russell said th budgeted figure is "insufficien to put up the building we woul> like." There seemed to be some confusion as to where the MO figure came from. George Watson, the building designe THRIFTY BUYERS CHECK WITH US BEFORE YOU BUY AIR CONDITIONERS and FANS ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS STEREO PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE 419-5th Slreet S. phone 328-6641 WINDOW COOLERS BTU BTU BTU LARGER SIZiS AVAILABLE CHARLTON and HILL LTD. Altc CONDITION CENTRE OF THE SOUTH 126Z 2nd AVC. S. PHONE 328-33B8 SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd AVE. S. THURSDAY, JUNE 15th SALE STARTS P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE 2 olr] dressers; chest of drawers; chrome table and 4 chairs; 2 rollaway beds; buffet; office water cooler; Viking fridge; 2 single box springs with matlresscs; auto- matic washer; nice older chesterfield and 2 chairs; 2 nice occasional arm chairs; TV's; radio record players; ping ping table; swing set; complete beds; chrome chairs; nice old small lables; fridges; mandolin; small dressing table; 7x9' Berry garage door; wringer washers; gas and electric ranges; nice coffee lable; chrome high cliair; Gestetner. 7x8' garage door; lawn chairs; typewriter; floor lamp; small compressor and paint gun; Hoover upright vacuum; long extension cord; 2 old propane bottles; stretcher; vacuums; radios; small appliances; garden hose; stove hood; baby buggy; mitre box; lamps. Many, many more ilems too nnmcrmis to mention. SPECIALS GOOD SUZUKI 250 CC MOTORBIKE SUZUKI SO MOTORBIKE GOOD 13' BOAT WITH TRAILER AND 12 H.P. MOTOR Many more Hems too numerous (o mention. fOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. rHONE 328-4705 1920 2nrJ AVE. S. LETHSRIDSE AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN tie- 41 lie. 458 from Robins Mitchell Watson, said the figure was not based on any plans because there were no previous plans. Alderman V e r a Ferguson said the library board told council what its requirements were and the costs were pro- jected from there. On top of the building costs would be an estimated for furnislu'ngs and for landscaping. Mayor Andy Anderson Bald the city has developed a tax base "where we can afford the library." The plans and the costs will be discussed at length at next week's council meeting. Genetics forum subjects offer challenging evening What are the implications of selective breeding in humans? Do the moral questions con- cerning test-tube babies out- weigh the practicalities? Does the knowledge of such process- es present a danger, through possible misuse, or is It an im- portant step toward a belter life? The Impact of Genetic He- search on Society, Uie topic for a public fonim June 21, should thoroughly explore questions such as these. Dr. David Suzuki, renowned genticist from the University of British Columbia, will present the case for Genetics, Elitism and the Apocalypse, the pros- pects of using genetics to de- velop and reproduce the desir- able qualities of people, through breeding. Dr. James Miller, also of UBC, will speak on the subject The Use or Misuse of Knowl- edge: Variations on a Theme. The forum, co-sponsored by The Lelhbridge Herald and the CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mochanlc BLACK DENTAL LAE lower Level MEDICAl DENTAL BLDG. PHONF 327.2823 University of Lelhbridge, will be held at the Yates Memorial Centre between 8 and 10 p.m. next Wednesday. The symposium Is part of tha three-day, 17th annual meeting of the Genetics Society of Can- ada, at the U of L. Get Dad the Barbecue Accessories fie needs for Falher't Day (Ihii Sunday) WE HAVE EVERYTHING BRIQUETS STARTER FLUID ETC., ETC. FATHER'S DAY SPECIALS! BALL BARBECUES tg.95 ELECTRIC BARBECUE STARTER 3-97 Call Sporting Goods 327-5767 DOWNTOWN For Fun in the Sun Summer Sandals from Camm's Slrip Sandal _ (as shown) In While, Tiffany Tan or Navy. Flat Heel Sandals In Briar Tan, Navy, While, Bone, or Red. Priced from Arpeggios Sandals In While, Red, or Navy. AA on B widths. Lovely Joyce Shoes for Summor Comfort "O'HARA" Availoblo in White Kid, or Block Crinkle Parent "CONDOR' In Black or Pony Crinkle Polent. "JODY" Available fn Navy leather. Don't Forget Dod on Father's Day. Golf Shoes _ by Hush- puppies in all while and 2 tone. While Dress Shoes by Greb, Jarmert, and Docks tram S2O. Open All Day Wednesday Thurs. and Fri. Until 9 p.m. CAMM'S 403 5th Street S. SHOES ;