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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Book your Charter Flight to Britain now Several departure dates available low lo Government Approval) ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MAIL PHONE 328-3201 The LetKbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, March 5, 1973 PAGES 11 TO 22 UTHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower L.vel 71 h Shut Shopping Mall lethbridg., Albtrta (403) 320-741! CHAIRS Gasoline war Peacock seeking voluntary peace By JIM MAYBIE Herald Staff Writer Oil companies operating in Alberta ara being asked to meet with provincial govern- ment officials to help iron out some problems of service sta- tion operators. Fred Peacock, minister of in- dustry and commerce, told The that the prob- lems of brand name service stations operators, oil compan- ies and gasoline price discount- ers should be ironed out on voluntary basis. If .things cannot be resolv- ed voluntarily, he indicated, tlien government legislation would have to be considered. The minister indicated lie didn't want to get into the busi- ness of setting gasoline prices at the refinery but suggested prices should be the same for "discounters" and service sta- tion operators. He said brand name opera- tors do receive some benefits that discounters do not, such as use of the company name, credit card services, national advertising and others. These extra benefits should be separ- ately itemized in billing the brand name service station operators, he suggested, everyone will know exactly what he is paying for. Bind discussed Executive members of tin Automotive Retailers Associa tion and. Jerry Hisaoka of Leth bridge discussed with the mini ster late last week the bin brand-name service station op erators are in. Three months ago The Her aid carried several articles outlining the problems in Leth bridge. The price of a galio of gasoline in the city at tha time varied as much as cents between "discounters and brand name service sta tions. Last week the majority branded stations dropped thei prices to 47.9 cents a gallon fo regular, bringing it to withi two to four cents of what- th discounters are charging. Oi companies are giving operator some help in what is rapidly be coming a full-scalo gasolin price war in the city. A si lar situation exists in Calgary One reason branded open tors charge more for gasolin is the use of credit cards, local "discounter" charges cl ents two cents a gallon mor for gasoline if they use Charge than he'does if they pay cash Oil company give-away pro motions, in which branded o ators are directly or indirect- obligated to participate, also Ids cost to the price of a gal- n of gasoline. The ARA. has maintained that branded service station op- ators'paid the same price or a couple of cents a gallon ore for their gasoline than dis- junters pay, they could effec vely compete with the dis- counters. Discounters now are reported i be able to-buy their gasoline the refinery for as much as ine cents a gallon less than le branded service stations. An announcement on negotia ons with integrated oil com anies is expected from Mr eaeock's office within the next wo weeks. In the meantime the gasoline rice war in Lethbridge is ex Dected to continue. Local ser stations have been losing icreasing amounts of gasoline usiness to the discounters in ie past few months and the. re determined to try to ge ome of that business back. Some may quit Business has been so bad a some of the service stations tha iperators are seriously consid iring calling it quits. Many an langbg onto the hope that Mi neacocfc and the oil companies can come up with a scheme ind agreement which would make the branded service sta- .ion competitive with the dis- counter in the area of gasoline >rices. Several local branded station operators agreed that if they couM purchase gasoline- at al- most the same price as the discounter, there would be no problems. 'We would be on the same footing said one operator, "and the public would soon know where they get service and car care for their gasoline dollar. "With the present discrimin- atory wholesale gasoline prices, we are not on the same footing, and there's no way you can compete with a guy who pays nine cents a gallon less than you and provide competent ser- vice at the same time." How long the price war will last is not known. Discounters say they are op- erating on a very slim margin now. They are ahead of the game in volume sales, how- ever. Observers wonder wheth- er ttey can drop their prices to widen the gap and retain their volume. CLIFF BUCK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LABI MED1CAI DENTAL BLDO. Lflwer levet PHONE 327-2822 AKROYD'S PIUMB1NG, HEATING AND GASFITTING 24-HOUR SERVICE WORK New Installations Phone 328-2106 LCC awaits Sportsplex funding word Aqua Tech open Raymond youth TAX FORUM TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE of 6 killed Raymond man beaten in bed A Raymond m_an asleep his bed was attacked by an un- known assailant Sunday morn- ing, and was taken to Ray- mond hospital for treatment of injuries received from the beat- ing. Jack Heninger was later re- leased from hospital. RCMP say that they can find no apparent motive for the at' tack. An investigation is con- tinuing. EAR WAX IS THE "SNEAK THIEF OF SOUND" Many hearing problems can be due lo ex- cessive ear wax. One way that wax can impair your hearing 3s as the hairs lining the ear canals fjrow coarser and srror.gar they might form a barrier and prevent (he wax from gelting oul. This, of course, will oUo dim ish sounds trying to get in. If you do suspect a hearing problem of any kind, I he rirsj step Is lo consult your physician to find out the cause. Should it out to bo a build up of ear wax there are products can suggest lo vemove existing wax, prevent build up and help you practice good ear hygiene. GEORGE and ROD SAY We use Safety Closure Viah on all our prescription orders unless patient prefers snap on cap. WE DENVER CITY WIDE FREE DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN FREE CITY WIDE DELIVERY GEORGE RODNEY Hais Medical BWg. 401 5th St. S. 601 6lh Ave. S. Free Delivery Call 328-6133 Call 327-3364 The activated carbon plant of Aqua Tech ltd. was officially opened in northeast Lethbridge Satur- day. And four dignitaries gel into the act. Marcel Prud'- lomme, parliamentary secretary to the minister of reg- onal economic pot the torch to the reactor pilot light. Mayor Andy Anderson checked to make sure the pilot wos on. Fred Peacock, provincial minister of in- dustry and commerce, Turned on tha gas burner of the reactor. Norbert Berkowitz, head of the Alberta Research Council which developed the process for producing the anti-pollution carbon, checked lo make sure everything was operating. Word is expected from Ed-1 monton next week on wheth- er the Lethbridge Community College wOI Iiavo funds to con- tribute toward' construction of the Canada Games Sporlsplex. In a press conference this morning, LCC President Dr. C. D.' confirmed that the college is "interested in get- ting involved" in tha sports- plex and showed surprise at statements made last week by Jim Foster, minister lor ad- vanced education, concerning the college's involvement. "I can't understand what the minister's talking when he says he will investi- gate reports that the college wants about from lire province to include college ed- ucational facilities in the million arena, Dr. Stewart said The college is "on the spot to get a commitment out of the Dr. Stewart said but has an indication that there is no confusion on the issue, as was suggested by Mr. Foster Mr. Foster left college offi ials at a meeting last week vilh the impression that a de- cision wilf be made soon, Dr said. The governmen and the Alberta Colleges Com mission have approved the oint-city college use idea fo he arena, he added. Dr. Stewart suggested, hov. ever, that the government be- come involved in negotiations with the city. "We find our selves in a difficult position We're expected to do all th negotiating without any mone and keep reporting back to th province." On another matter, Dr. Stew A 19-year-old Raymond youth I Gilbert Ebert, 37, of Uranium lied in a single-vehicle acci- ent near Raymond was one f at least six persons ied in accidents across the 'mines this weekend. A Canadian Press survey rom 6 p.m. Friday lo mid- ight Sunday also showed two .raffic deaths in Manitoba, two ther .traffic fatalities in Alber- a, and one death in Saskatche- wan resulting from the crash if an airplane. Robert Wayne Brown was he lone occupant of a car vhich left a gravelled district oad, eight miles southwest of Raymond, and overturned. Coroner Dr. Norman B aster las decided not to call an in- [uest into the death. RCMP report the road was n good condition at the time of he mishap. Two Calgary residents, Ed- vard Seto, 24, and Marianne ,educ, 22r died when the car n which they were riding skid- led out o f control and went nto a ditch, sliding almost 500 eet. City, Sask., was killed when a Beaver aircraft at Lake Athabasca, 12 miles southwest of Uranium City. His wife, Veldarin, 33, daughter, Candis, 2, and the pilot, Keri Iliggins, were flown to hospital in Saskatoon. And in Manitoba, B.CMP have identified Alexander John Mc- Donald of Tliomnsor> Man., as one of two men killed Satur- day in a two-car collision near Thompson. The second man, who has not Seen Identified, was a passenger in the same Correction The Lethbridge S ociety f o r Meals on Wheels is not an agency funded by the United Fund as was reported in the March 2 edition of The Herald. The society Is funded partial- ly by the city preventive social service department but relies heavily upon church and club donations lo pay any deficits. A few tickets are still avail- able for the free public forum on tax reform scheduled for p.m. Tuesday at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Tickets can be picked up at The Herald's business office or at the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce office. Accountant. Bex Little will moderate discussion on the first major change in the Income Tax Act since im The panel will be comprised of accountants Lloyd Gerla Robert Olshaski, Ron Col leaux, Ken Dorchak, and Logan Tail. The forum, sponsored by The Herald in co-operation with the Lethbridge chamber, will be chaired by Bob Parkyn. Listen to pensioners., labor session told. Balmy weather to continue Our balmy temperatures ar expected to continue says tl weatherman. Above normal temperature are expected for at least th next two or three days, wcat erman Ted Wilson reporter this morning. An Arctic front in northi Alberta was expected to slin down today stopping or stallin at a line running from Gram" Prairie to Cold Lake. Light snowfall is for cast for the area north of t line but south of the line ski are forecast lo be sunny. t and Clark Green, president Association of Faculty'Per- mnel, Lethbridge College, an- aunced settlement of a eon- act between the college and cademic staff. The two-year contract, effec- ve July 1, calls for an eight cent salary increase in 973-74 and a seven per cent ike in 1874-75 for the 50 fac- Ity members. Affairs neelings Thursday The Southern Alberta Council n Public Affairs will hold its irst evening session Thursrday, upplementing the regular noon meeting. Dr. C. D. Stewart, president if the Lethbridge Community College, and Dr. Bill Deckel, (resident of the University of will discuss the re- ationship between the univer- sity and the college during the evening session. Tiie event is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Sven Erick- sen's Family Restaurant. The cost of tickets for this session is per person, available 'rom Dr. Keith Robin, LCC di- rector of continuing education. At the regular session at noon, John L. "Mac" Mac- Gregor, deputy chief of the Boy Scouts of Canada, will discuss :he efforts of youth organiza- tions to adapt and serve in com- munities. Jusf Arrived! RIVAL CROCK-POTS Low temperature cooking, Stone war a insulated from steel case. Keeps food warm at the table. 3-posT- tion switch. High-low and off. Stay cool handles and feel. Sturdy see thru glais cover. 2 sizes to thoosa from priced AT ONLY EACH Call 327-5767 31 Alcoholism commission's summer school Aug, 19-25 The second annual summer school on alcohol and drugs sponsored by the coholism and Dru Alberta Al- Abuse Com- mission will be held at the Uni- versity of Calgary August 19 to 3, This year's theme will relate .0 social policy governing the use and distribution of intoxi- cants. Speakers and resource peo; pie will discuss the various as- pects of the intoxicant indus- try, including education, treat- E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB ITD. 204 Medical Dental Phona 327-6565 I INCOME TAX INDIVIDUAL, FARM, and I BUSINESS RETURNS F. M. DOUGLAS 917 57 Street 'A' N. Ph. 328-0330, 328-1705 I ment, production, distribution, and advertising. Fee for the conference mil be for registration and for double room or for sin- gle room accommodation. No decision on assistant's position No decision has been made on the hiring of an assistant city manager and the mailer is be- ing held in abeyance indefinite- ly. Two of the three candidates for the position withdrew from the running earlier this week No reason was given at city hall for their withdrawal. It is understood that prema- ture release of the names at a recent city council meeting in- fluenced the decision of one o; the men to cancel his candi- dacy. Canadians should stop telling old-age pensioners what's best for them and find out what they really want and how best their needs can be satisfied, a labor official said here Saturday. James Brechin of Regina, education director for the Cana- dian Labor Congress, said the wishes of old-age pensioners in .he past were ignored largely because their cries for help were passive. "But, thank God, they are at last becoming vocal and ac- ive, and rightfully he said at a banquet speech wind- ng up a three-day labor educa- tion institute. "We build homes that iso- late old people from the rest of Mr. Brechin said. "We build lodges and make hem feel they depend on ch ar- ty or, worse still, we move jiem from son to daughter to son-in-law and daughter-in-law who often don't waul to be both- ered with them." People do not retire from life the same time they retire irom jobs, he said. Most of them are willing and eager to remain ac tive and should he given the opportunity to do so and to con AIR CONDITION NOW with the ROUND ONE by ALCON REFRIGERATION ITD. FURNACES, SHEET META.I and HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING 2214 43 SI. 5. Ph. 327-5316 :ribule the vision and exper-1 ience they have accumulated. "If we are as civilized as we I profess to be, let's ask them what they want and how best] we can said Mr. Brech- "Let's stop felling them what we think is best lor them." The education institute, spon- sored by the Lethbridge and District Labor Council in co- operation with the CLC, was at- tended by 55 men and women, members of 15 unions in Leth- bridge and district. Courses were held on public relations, union administration and procedures to resolve griev- ances. The wind-up banquet and dance was held in the Lcth- bridga Labor Club. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CUNIC DENIAL MECHANIC Schworii Bldg. 222 Slh St. S. Phone 328-4095 DOWNTOWN FACTS of LIFE And here's anolher fact you should know! If you think the 1973 Income Tax Rclorns tua dffficult to understand, have the INCOME TAX GUIDE BOOK available now 01 SOUTHERN STATIONERS LTD. 316 7th Street South Phona 328-2301 AUCTION BARN 2508 2nd Ave. N. REGULAR TUESDAY EVENING SALE MARCH 6th p.m. WE HAVE ON OFFER THIS WEEK A LARGE SELECTION OF OLD AND ANTIQUE COLLECTORS ITEMS OF FURNITURE SUCH AS BEDROOM SUITES, TABLES, etc. SOLID OAK ROUND PEDESTAL DINING ROOM TABLE COMPLETE WITH MATCHING CHAIRS 21 CLJ, ft. deep freeze, 4 Chev. or Ponliac chrome re- versed wheels, Good bench vice. Race IracV sel, Wringer wosheri, Block and tackle (less Chrome loble (very Bathlub Woshstand cabinet, Power mower. Ranges, Rofo tiller with oltachmenfs, 37 red brick Dressers, Bed and ma Tele vis fans. Chester- fields ond choirs, Glassware, Tobies and chairs. Garden lools, Power mower. Display rack. Lamps, Many more items too numerous lo list. SPECIAL OFFER1 SOLID BRASS BED 4 x 6 must be teen to appreciated FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT AUCTION BARN Phone 327-1222 Auctioneer: JOHN BEREZY 2509 2nd Ave. N. SEED HAWTHORNE Sales Representative ;