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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 - TH! ICTHBRIDGE HERAID - Friday, March % 1973 Grocers grilled at food hearings OTTAWA (CP) - Members of the Commons special food price committee tangled with grocery distributors hero on rising supermarket profits and climbing food prices. Grace Maclnnis (NDP-Vancouver Kingsway), trying to straighten out a situation she said "consumers just can't understand," tackled the Canadian Grocery Distributors Institute on mounting supermarket; profit". She said for the most recent fiscal years available, Dominion Stores Ltd. showed profits up 188 per cent over the previous SEE THE LENS THAT DARKENS IN THE SUNLIGHT (VARIGRAY) OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. year, Steinberg's Ltd. "profits up 47.4 per cent and Oshawa Wholesale Ltd. profits up 24.6 per cent. Norman Lesh, an executive with IGA stores in Ottawa, asked Mrs. Maclnnis whether she would believe-he didn't believe she would-that the profits resulted from these chains holding down the price of food. Mrs. Maclnnis said she did not. SALES QUADRUPLED Mr. Lesh said that for the 1971-72 fiscal year Dominion Stores, had sales of about $1 billion and a profit amounting to about half cent on every dollar of sales. Profits had tripled because sales quadrupled, he suggested. Steinberg's profits, he guessed, advanced because that company is in the real estate business, food manufacturing as well as owning supermarkets and retailing food. This would give it many types of profit margins. This company advertises that its "miracle prices" can trim 10 to 15 per cent from consumer food costs. He told Mrs. Maclnnis "if you think that's a crime," she should tell the consumer affairs department to prosecute the company. "Here's a situation wnero the consumer saves while profits go up," Mr. Lesh said, and ho could see nothing wrong with that. On Oshawa Wholesale, which supplies IGA stores, Mr. Lesh said he could speak only for the Oshawa scene. LOSSES LOWER "Our profits increased because We reduced losses." Mrs. Maclnnis said this still did not explain the 'losses to consumers" because of continuing rises in the price of food. The institute, which numbers most grocery retailers plus some wholesalers, brokers and manufacturers among its membership, said in a brief to the committee that food prices will continue to rise and "we do not ARE YOU GOING OUT TONITE? Come . .. join some of the nicest people in town who are going out and having good times galore at our new friends club! Meet new people . . . make more friends . . . get more dates . . . become more popular. Dance with as many as 10 to 15 different partners weekly . . . and much, much more. Age makes no difference . . . whether you're 30 or 70. No escort required. You may attend alone. For Single Adults Over 30 Who Want More Fun Out Of Life! JOIN THE GREATEST SINGLE ADULT CLUB IN LETHBRIDGE! FOR MORE INFORMATION 327-7935 FUN W FRIENDS CLUB (T.H.C. INC. D.B.A. FUN 'N' FRIENDS) know where or when it is going to end." This was because wages, taxes and other costs were marching upward and, because of keen competition, profit margins in the busines were at extremely low levels. The kind of extent of competition was a matter of committee concern. HOW ABOUT 'PAYOLA?' James A. McGrath (PC-St. John's East) wondered about "forms of payola" in selling by wholesalers to the retail stores. Were there gimieks such as a wholesaler providing a TV set, for example, to a retailer who promised to buy a carload lot of goods Bernard Turcottc, institute executive vice president, said if a buyer does this today and "gets caught by the boss, he's fired." Mr. Lesh and Leopold Pigeon, a food industry consultant, admitted such practices had existed in the past. "In my experience, it's limited and it's disappearing," Mr. Lesh said. They both agreed now that stores want the value of any such "premium" give-away deducted from the price of the goods so the saving could be passed on to consumers because of the keen competition for the food dollar. Mr. Turcotte said a retailer who continued to accept such premiums might "get away with it for a while but eventually he loses his customers." SOME TREE The Douglas fir, found in B.C., has been known to reach a height of 300 feet. Honeymoon special Mr. and Mrs. Robert Todisco stand on the rear platform of the observation car of their own special railway train after their wedding in Sherborne, Mass. The parents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Tiberio, paid $14,500 to bring a steam locomotive and three-year-old passenger cars from Vermont to carry guests to the wedding. A train crew of 10 plus special waiters kept the bride and groom and 250 guests on the right track for the reception. FORD DOUG DUNL0P LEASING LTD. 1510 Mayor Magrath Drive Speciallxing in: INDIVIDUAL or FLEET LEASING CARS or TRUCKS CALL BOB DAVIDSON (leasing Consultant) Phone 328-8861 "PROFITS EARNED THROUGH THE USE . . . NOT THE OWNERSHIP"  SHORT TERM  LONG TERM Insurance and Maintenance Provided on Request! $100 million sale CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -Informed sources place the sale of the Stouffer Foods division of Litton Industries to a Switzerland firm at more than $100 million. The transaction was completed quickly and the division's new owner, Nestle Alimentana, S.A. of Vevey, Switzerland, took control before the transaction was announced, a Litton spokesman said. Nestle also has a majority interest in the Libby, McNeill and Libby food company of Chicago. PHILCO Celebrates ACME TELEVISION'S 17* PHILCO PHILCO 19" COLOR PORTABLE (Model similar to illustration) ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL $ ONLY 20" COLOR PORTABLE (Model simi'ar to Illustration. ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL ONLY 499 Enter your name for the draw on the "ODYSSEY GAME" No Payments Till June/73 See our full lino of PHILCO Television* on display in the main corridor at COLLEGE MALL. Enter your name in our draw for an AC/DC Black and Whit* Portable Television PHILCO 26" COLOR CONSOLE Acme's exclusive Anniversary SALE MODEL ONLY $ PHILCO 26" COLOR CONSOLE ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL ONLY 599 Available now at ACME TELEVISION LTD. College Mall phone 328-8316 TV HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE DRAMA: "The Nuked Runner," 6 p.m., Ch. 1. A businessman involved In a plot to kill a spy who has defected to the Communists, CRIME DRAMA: Streets of San Francisco, 6:30 p.m., Ch. 13. An ex-con sets out to pay Mike Stone back for 12 years in jail and plans to kill Mike's daughter. ,  SPECIAL: Jacques Coiistcau, 7:30 p.m., Ch. 13. Jacques Cousteau and his crew track the singing whales off St. Thomas and Bermuda. SPECIAL: Arnold Palmer, % p.m., Ch. 9. A year in the life of Arnold Palmer, one of golf's all-time leading money winners, CRIME DRAMA: McMillan and Wife, 8:30 p.m., Ch. 13. "The Fine Art of Staying Alive" tells of an original Rembrandt being the ransom for a kidnap victim Who happens to be MaMiUan's wife. CRIME DRAMA: FBI, 10 p.m., Ch. 13. A has-been safecracker who plans to retire but he has a son who wants to follow in his footsteps. MOVIE DRAMA: "The Green Berets," 12 midnight, Ch. 7. A story about Special Forces action in Vietnam starring John Wayne. MOVIE TRILLER: "The Night Stalker", 12 midnight, Ch. 13. A Las Vegas reporter on the trail of a maniac who thinnks he's a vampire. SATURDAY SPORT: Curling, 12 noon, Ch. 7. Final day's action from Edmonotan with the winner going to Regina for the World title. SPORT: Wide World of Sports, 4:30 p.m., Ch. 13. Alpine skiing from Austria, diving from Acapulco and the Winter-national drag racing champioships. RADIO and TV LISTINGS Programs or* listed by the Radio and Television Stations. Any variation in program schedule it due to last-minute changes by the stations and is not the res* ponsibilfty of The lethbrldge Herald. * CHEC * Morley McGUI and Allan Bell - Contemporary Newt; Doug Warvln - Contemporary Sports; Lto Dow - Farm News; Music We Remember - Sunday Mornings. FRIDAY NIOHT 3:00 Dave King 7:00 Jack Neufeld 12:00 Paul Tessler CHEC-FM CJOC SATURDAY e:00 Buryl Clark New* with Bill Skelton, Rad Whltt, Bill Matheson; Sport - Brent Seely and Don Maclean; Farm and Ranch - Doug Card. FRIDAY NIOH'l* 8:00 World at Six 6:30 John Walker Request Line 8:00 Jotin Charles 12:00 Jim Parsons SATURDAY 12:00 Naw> 4:00 News 3:00 Johnnv Walk�r 6:05 Jack Thys S:)S Soccer Results. 7:30 News. Wthr, Sports 5:40 Sports 10:05 Jim Elliot 5:53 News .CHEC-FM 100.9 SATURDAY  a.m.-12 noon Don McMester 1J noon-4 p.m. Don Hodman * p.m.-l a.m. Doll-0 ... .. .,._..,... SUNDAYS Concerts, overtures * e.m.-) p.m. and Encores Concerts, Overtures (Bob Concle) end Encores MONDAY thru FRIDAY 6 e.m.-12 noon < Don McMester 12 noon-4 p.m. Dell-0 4 p.m.-lO p.m. Don Hedman 10 p,m.-i2 midnight ? (Bob Concle) 1-2 p.m. The Gasthaus Hour (German program) 1-6 p.m. Don Hedman 4 p.m.-12 midnight Concerts, overtures and Encores (Bob Concle) FRIDAY NIOHT 4:03 Home Run 5:00 BBC News 5:30 News 8:00 World et tlx 6:30 At It Happent 1:03 The Entertainer! 10:00 News, Sport, Wthr. * CBR * Radio 1010 - Calgary 10:10 From..the Capitals the Capitals 8 10:15 Five Nights a Week 8 10:30 Atlantic Symphony 9 1I;00 Jazz Canadlana 10 11:30 Bringing Back the 12 Future 1 SATURDAY 1.03 Sounds Like 1 Saturday 2 oo News On Saturday 45 Notice Board 10 Morning Concert 03 This country :03 Our Native Lend 03 Native Voice et Alberta :30 Family Favorite* oo Metro Opera The Utlibridge Herald CHINOOK Saturates The Southern Alberta Market! -Reaching over 107,000 Lethbridge and district readers bi-monthly. Got something you want to tell? -Next Chinook will be out March 20th. (Advertising Deadline - March 14th) CALL 321-4411 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION! CJOC-TV Channel 7 (Cablevition Ch. 6) FRIDAY 11:40 Brier Report 5:00 Hollywood Squares 12:00 Movie: 5:30 CJOC News Green Berets :00 Movie: SATURDAY Naked Runner 8:30 Plnocchlo 8:00 MASH 9:00 Wizard ot 8:30 All In the Family 9:30 George ot 9:00 Tommy Hunttr Jungle 10:00 Dean Martin 10:00 Lldsvllle 11:00 News ecj 10:30 Fllnstone Hour 11:20 CJOC News 11:30 Safety Round Up Or the 12:00 Canadian Curling Championships 2:30 Ride The Wild Horses 3:00 Wrestling 4:00 Roller League Curling 5:00 Bugs Bunny 4:00 Hockey Night Canada 8:30 Country Time CFCN-TV Lethbridge Channel 13 (Cablevition Ch. 4) FRIDAY 5:30 Doris Day 6:00 News In 6:30 streets of San Francisco 7:30 Jacpues Cousteau Special 8:30 Mystery Movie 10:00 FBI 11:00 News 11:20 News 12:00 Movie: Double Bill: 11:00 Puppet People Night Stalkers 11:30 Story Theatre The Old Man Who 12:00 Buckshot Cried Wolf SATURDAY 8:55 Thought for Day 9:00 University of the Air 9:30 Mr. Chips 10:00 Cannonball 10:30 Watervllle Gang 12:30 Musical Friends 1:30 Outdoor Sportsman 2:00 Sports Digest 2:30 All Star Wrestling 3:30 Roller Derby 4:30 Wide World or Sports 4:00 News KRTV Great Fall* Channel 3 (Cablevition Ch. 9) FRIOAY 5.00 Mews 5:30 News 6:00 Hee Haw 7:00 Sanford and Son 7:30 All In the Family 8:00 A Day In the Life of Arnold Palmer 9:00 Medical Centre 10:00 News 10:30 Tonight Show SATURDAY 4:00 CGF Telecourse 7:00 Amailng Chan 7:30 Scooby Doo 8:30 Josle and the Pussycats 9:00 Fllntstones 10:00 Archies 10:30 Fet Albert 11:00Bugs Bunny 11:30 Sannne 12:00 NCAA Basketball 4:00 American Adventure 4:30 News 5:00 The Waltons 6:00 Emergency KFBkVTV Great Falls Channel 5 (Cablevition Ch. 11) FRIDAY 5:00 Password 5:30 Naws 6:00 News 4:30 Truth or Consequences 7:00 Brady Bunch 7:30 Partridge Family 8:03 Room 222 8:30 Odd Couple 9:00 Love American Style 10:00 News 10:30 Movie: , Splnout SATURDAY 5:55 News 6:00 H. R. Pufnstuf 6:30 Jackson 5 7:00 The Osmonds 7:30 Superstar Movie 8:30 Brady Kids 9:00 Bewitched 9:30 Kid Power 10:00 Funky Phantom 10:30 Lldsvllle 11:00 Soul Special 12:00 Movie: Gun Battle of Monterey 1:30 Bowling 3:00 Wide World of Sports 4:30 Reasoner Report 5:00 Animal World 5:30 Little People 4:03 Sonny and Cher 7:00 Long Day's Journey into Night ;