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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta b'U i 'MilBMli'l^OT! i'lliKlfflllBmBfflii-IJnli'ii^ Booze is big business Business Talk EVERYBODY knows booze � is big business in Leth-bridge and Alberta. A study of the 46th annual report of the Alberta Liquor Control Board is a real eye-opener and the following figures show just how well the government did in the mind-numbing business. Liquor and beer sales in the province during the year totalled $140.5 million; cost of the liquid was $86.2 million resulting in gross profit of $54.3 million. Subtract operating expenses of $8.8 million and the board realized a net profit of 145,461,210.    Liqiuor sales for the year ended March 31, 1970 were $85 3 million and liquor costs were $43.3 million, resulting in gross profit of $42 million. Beer sales totalled $55.2 million and costs were $43 million, resulting in a gross profit of $12.2 million.   * * Note that the gross profit on liquor is about half of sales while with beer the gross profit is about 22 per cent of sales. Net profit for the 1969-70 year was $5.6 million higher than the previous year, due largely to higher volume sales. The sale of beer, ale and stout increased to 23.9 million gallons, up 1.7 million gallons. The 37,500 gallons of cider sold was up by 9,000 gallons. The 1.6 million gallons of wine and vermouth sold was an increase of 260,000 gallons- The 74,300 gallons of liqueurs sold was up 14,000 gallons. The 1.9 million gallons of spirits sold was up by 154,000 gallons. There were 6.5 gallons of beer, ale and stout sold for every gallon of all other liquors put together. The cash value of sales to licensees was: hotels, $25 million; dining lounges and lounges, $6.7 million; clubs, $3.1 million; canteens, $1.3 million; for total sales of $36.2 million, up $4.6 million from the previous year.    . At March 31, 1970 there were 424 beverage room and beer vendor's licences in force' in hotels. During the year there were 102 club beer licences issued, 44 club liquor licences, 48 canteen beer licences, 44 canteen liquor li-cdcs, 156 dining kung licences, 120 lounge licences while 112 dining lounges and lounges were authorized to provide entertainment.  * * During the year six hotels had their licences suspended, none in the south, for selling beer to a minor; using excessive and unnecessary force in restraining a patron from entering a beverage room; and unsatisfactory supervision and control or conduct of the beverage room-Increasing the price of resale permits to $6 from $1 and banquet permits to $2 from $1 was largely responsible for the increased revenue from per m i t sales. Revenue for the year was $96,935 compared with $34,783 the previous year, an increase of $64,152. There were 18,304 resale permits sold and 17,727 banquet permits compared with 18,525 resale and 15,864 banquet permits the previous year. The board had 928 employees at the financial year end. There were six brewers' licences issued with Sicks' Leth-bridge Brewery Ltd. receiving Licence No. 2. Two wine manufacturers and one distiller were licensed.  �  In Lethbridge boose sales totalled $5,378,514 resulting in a net profit for the board of $1,-642,654. The North store had liquor sales of $832,751, beer sates of $227,721 for total sales of $1,-060,472. The booze cost the board $599,709 and operating expenses totalled $59,878 for a net profit of $400,884. niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii The South store had liquor sales of $1,855,268 and beer sales of $498,450 for total sales of $2,353,719. The liquid cost $1,-329,164 and operating expenses totalled $160,334 for a net profit of $864,219.    Beer sales from other than the liquor stores totalled $1,-964,323; cost of beer was $1,-528,970 and operating expenses of $57,800 for net profit of $377,-551- Of the board's operating expenses, salaries totalling $5 million was the highest single item Salaries paid Lethbridge employees totalled $156,144. It would be interesting to know the total amount spent on beer and liquor by individuals in the province, but those figures are not available. The sales figures mentioned in this column are those of the board only. Hotels, lounges and clubs, which buy their stocks from the board, also make good profits on the sale of booze. *  * Another set of figures that would be interesting to see, on the other side of the ledger, but which would be impossible to tally, are the costs of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. If heartbreaks, damaged brains, broken families and the host of other problems to which alcohol can contribute could have a dollar figure attached, there's no doubt in my mind it would considerably exceed the sales volume of booze. If alcohol causes no problems, why does the province have a division of alcoholism? Why were 945 persons on the interdict list last year? Why are there institutions for treating alcoholics? Why do the jails and mental hospitals have so many inmates with alcohol problems? Following is a table of liquor and beer sales and the net profit made by the board in southern Alberta communities. -- SALES COMMUNITY tlOUO* -MM Blcirmore ............... 247,742 305,754 Bow Island .............. 84,166 ,23,904 Brooks ...... ........ 414,687 125,600 aaTesholm.............. 240,923 56,068 Coleman ............... 116.010 #030 Foremost ............... 73,653 19,042 Fort Maeleod ............ 352,413 81.127 High River .............. 246,036 52,841 Lethbridge .............. 2,688,019 2,690 494 Medicine Hat ............ U'M� 'Jo SI Milk River .............. 91,903 30,012 Nanton  . .......... 129,076 25,920 Pincher Creek .......... 274,354 70,274 Taber   256'909 "'889 vauxhaiv:::: ....., �,oo2 37,299 Vulcan ........ 172,892 34,539 Waterton" Park ......... 79,415 28 020 TOTAL SOUTH ALBERTA ... $ 7'151,347 M'g�,821 Calanrv .......... 25,067,518 16,639,037 EdmonL':::::::28,629,615 22,904,024 TOTAL 553,497 108,071 540,288 296,992 160,041 92,695 433,541 298,878 5,378,514 2,835,156 121,916 154,996 344,628 356,798 129,302 207,431 107,435 $12,120,168 41,706,555 51,533,639 NET PROFIT 143,378 32,313 195,980 106,256 50,508 26,952 156,750 107,549 1,642,654 890,391 37,080 55,791 122,479 116,258 39,110 69,026 31,450 $ 3,823,925 13,651,877 16,285,453 B of M revenue decreases MONTREAL (CP) - The Bank of Montreal has reported a balance of revenue of $21,913,000 or 64 cents a share in the first quarter ending Jan. 31, compared with $28,606,000 or 84 cents a share in the corresponding period last year. G. Arnold Hart, chairman and chief executive officer, said this represented a 23-per-cent decrease compared with the corresponding quarter last year but a 17-per-ent increase over the immediately preceding quarter ended Oct. 31, 1970. Balance of profit for the last quarter was $10,510,000 or 31 cents a share compared with $13,632,000 or 40 cents a share in the first quarter of the previous fiscal year. Revenues totalled $174,257,000, a decrease of 2.7 per cent from the $179,052,000, and expenses totalled $152,344,000, an increase of 1.3 per cent from the $150,446,000. Dividends By THE CANADIAN PRESS Federal Grain Ltd., 10 cents, May 1, record April 16. Loblaws Groceterias Co. Ltd.. $1.50, April 1, record March 18. Loblaw Co. Ltd-, class A and B 9% cents, both April 1, record March 18. Zeller's Ltd., common seven cents; 4V4 per cent pfd., 56V4 cents, both May 3, record April 1. Mclntyre Porcupine Mines Ltd. Cool Division REQUIRES 1. MINE SURVEYORS Successful applicants will have a minimum of 12 months experience underground in operating transits, levels and making co-ordinate surveys. 2. HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS A minimum of four years experience required to effectively maintain heavy equipment including D7 and D8 Cats. Journeyman status preferred. 3. COAL MINERS Experienced underground coal miners with a minimum of six months experience. Excellent employee benefits, located near the new town of Grande Cache, 90 miles northwest of Hinton. For more information please apply to: Mr. B. Roberts Industrial Relations Superintendent Mclntyre Porcupine Mines ltd. Box 2000, Grande Cache, Alberta HAY AGENCIES LTD. Appointment Stocks surge in week HAY AGENCIES LTD., Collage Mall, Lethbridge, Alberta is pleased to announce that Harry Pratt has joined the Residential and Commercial Department at a Sales Consultant. Harry has many friends from his twenty years in Lethbridge in the automobile and Real Estate sales, and would ask them, along with anyone needing assistance to call on him. Residential Sales during the month of February totalled $237, 000. at HAY AGENCIES LTD. Now would be the time to list your home with Harry Pratt. HAY AGENCIES LTD. By ART JOHNSON Canadian Press Staff Writer A drop in lending rates powered Canadian stock markets in a sharp drive upward this week The Toronto Stock Exchange's industrial index, a key indicator of market movement, advanced .82 to 179-12. It was the market's third consecutive weekly advance. At the Montreal and Canadian exchanges, the composite index rose 1.61 to 178.14. Markets made their sharpest advance on Tuesday when the Toronto Dominion Bank announced reductions in its mortgage-lending rates. The bank's conventional mortgage rate for single-family dwellings and semi-detached homes was cut to 9Vi per cent from 9V4 per cent. National Housing Act mor-gage rates dropped to 8% per cent from nine per cent. CUT RATE EARLIER The reductions put the bank's rates in line with those of the Royal and Nova Scotia banks, which announced cuts earlier in the month. Canadian markets during the week outperformed the New York Stock Exchange. The Dow Jones average of key industrial issues advanced a weak .34 of a point to 838.34. The average stopped below 900 after a three-month rally that petered out in mid-February. Prices rose Thursday, bringing the average to within about half a point of the 900 level, but the New York market faltered Friday. The Chase-Manhattan Bank oS New York reduced its prime rate Thursday to 5Yi per cent from 5% per cent. The move sparked reductions by other U.L\ banks. Prime rate is the interest charged on loans to a bank's favored customers. HOME SUSPENDED Shares of Home Oil Co. Ltd. and Cygnus Corp. Ltd. were suspended from trading Friday on major Canadian exchanges. The federal government announced that it was negotiating with president R. A. Brown of Home to purchase a majority interest in the company. Mr. Brown controls Home through Cygnus Corp. of Calgary. On index at Toronto, base metals were up 2.81 to 93.85 and golds 1.23 to 183.63. Western oils lost .99 to 208.53. Volume was 13.64 million shares, up from 11.01 million last week. At the Montreal and Canadian exchanges, combined volume was 4.38 million shares, down from 6.23 million last week. Gains outnumbered losses 216 to 163 with 117 issues unchanged. Bond prices Supplied by Doberty Itoadhouse and McCualg Bros. COVMNMIMt O* CANADA BONDS OOVUNMINT Of CANADA OUARAN1HD DONDS Can. Hat. Uwy. DM Asked 6 % 4%% 5%% 8 % iVz% Perp. 5>/4% Apr. Sept Oct. Jul Sept. 3 % Sep. Apr. 1, Jul. Sep. 1. 1, '71 100.00 '72 99.40 '75 101.00 78 109.00 '83 82.75 15 40.00 '75 104.12 '75 106.50 '92 86.50 HtOVINCIAl Alberta 8%% Ontario 7 % Ont Hyd 9 % N Bruns 9%% Nfld N. S. Quebec Alberta Man Hyd 8 % Sask 8%% Nfld 9Vi% AGT 8 % Man Tel 8 % 8 % 73/4% '90 107.00 '88 98.00 '94 110.00 '90 109.00 '74 100.00 '92 86.00 74 100.00 '90 108.00 '91 101.50 90 107.00 '90 107.00 '74 102.00 '74 102.00 Alta G T 9V*% Alcan 9%% B.C. For 9%% B.C. Tel 9y8% Bell Tel Bel Tel CPR CP Sec Cdn Util CMHC Gulf Oil Inter Prov 9%% INDUflfllAt '90 104.00 '91 105.00 '92 101.00 '90 99.50 '79 104.00 '93 106.00 '89 102.50 '90 102.00 '91 102.00 '90 103.00 '90 103.00 '90 105.00 9%% 8%% 93,4% 9%% 8%% 99.60 101.50 109.75 83.25 43.00 104.62 107.00 87.50 97.00 112.00 111.00 102.00 89.00 102.00 102.50 109.00 104.00 104.00 105.00 107.00 103.00 100.50 106.00 108.00 104.50 105.00 106.00 105.00 107.00 80 '90 90 Massey 9%% Noranda 9V5t% Int Nick m% N and C G 9V4% '91 Steel Cdn 9V<% '90 Tr Cdn P 9%% '90 Tr Cdn P 10% '90 100.00 103.00 105.00 103.00 105.00 103.00 105.00 coNvnrmiis Alta G T 7H% '90 77.00 Cons Gas 5%% '89 123.00 Scur Ham 7Va% '88 95.00 Tr C P 5 % '89 88.00 WC Tr E 5%% '88 90.00 WC Tr m% '91 113.00 Dynasty 7 % '82 60.00 Acklands 7V4% '88 77.00 102.00 105.00 107.00 105.00 107.00 105.00 107.00 82.00 125.00 97.00 90.00 92.00 114.00 70.00 82.00 $75,000 permit to packers Only one major building permit was taken out during the week ending March 12. Kenwood Engineering Construction Ltd. was issued a $75,000 permit for an addition to the Canada Packers Ltd, plant at 3939 1st Ave. S. Five other permits valued at more than $10,000 were issued by the city hall building department All were for single-family residences; their total was $85,000. Saturday, March 13, 1971 - THI UTHMIDOI HERALD - 25 Medical faculty post taken by deputy minister FREDBRICTON (OP) - Dr., J. Graham Clarkson is resigning as New Brunswick's deputy health minister to accept an appointment to the medical faculty of the University of Alberta, it was announced Friday. Dr. Clarkson, who came to New Brunswick from Saskatchewan in 1967, said in an interview he is "looking forward" to his new position but is "quite sad" to leave behind the people he had come to know in New Brunswick. He said he had come to the province because he felt there was a great deal of work he could do in the health department. "I came to make some contribution, even though I realized I would be here for a limited period of time." PRAISES PREMIERS He had words of praise for former premier Louis J. Robi-chaud and the current premier, Richard Hatfield. "Politics apart, I have a very high regard for Louis Robi-chaud. His leadership has been remarkable and has helped the province become unique for its advances in welfare." He also said he has "great respect" for Mr. Hatfield. Gold prices LONDON (AP) - Friday's closing gold prices in U.S. dollars an ounce: London 39.10 Paris 39.30 Frankfurt 39.12 Zurich 39.10 Hong Kong 40.14 Beirut $1,255 a kilo "Much of what has been set out to accomplish in health and welfare has been accomplished," he said. Before coming to New Brunswick, Dr. Clarkson was deputy public health minister is Saskatchewan. Net earnings By THE CANADIAN PRESS Husky Oil Ltd., year ended Dec. 31: 1970, $6,974,000, 67 cents a share; 1969, $7,865,000, 76 cents. Pembina Pipe Line Ltd., year ended Nov. 30: 1970, $2,830,759: 1969, $2,518,262. Silverwood Industries Ltd.. 40 weeks ended Jan. 3: 1971, $1,466,225, $1.09 a share; 1970, figures not available. British Columbia Packers Ltd., year ended Dec. 31: 1?70, $1,886,020, $3.17 a share; 1969, $1,706,888, $2.87. H. H. Smith Ltd. Customs Broker EDMONTON 1 / 1 / \ ~,26W060l \ LETHBRIOGt SHNDtOATt TV* mm141 |QMW*4M^ \ SJg | coins Mont 344-3822 Crossword -By rrmfc *OR HEAVEN'S SAKE ACROSS 1 Largest . planet. 8 Submarine missile. IS Sea nod. 22 Branch of morphology. S3 Milky Iridescence. 24 Old Italian country. S5 Turkish administrative division. 26 Silent performance. 27 Muslim festivals. 88 College frau 29 Shear off. 31 Barracudas. 32 U. S. Island. 33 Pecan. 34 Spell. 36 Plankton collecting device. 38 Danish coin. 39 80ft soapy mineral. 40 Regulation. 41 Columnist Rowland -. 43 Negative of being. 1 East Indian mint leaves. 2 Producing togetherness. 3 site of giant 86-A. 4 Town tn .Paraguay. 5 Playthings. 6 Correct. 7 Steller's �ea cow. S Seed capsule. 9 Musical - composition. 10 Satirize. 11 Victoria's consort. 12 Lariat. 13 Business abbreviation: pi. 14 Adjust. 45 Variable star in Ceti. 46 Baffling, question. (7 Expose to fresh air. 49 Vietnamese name. 50 Faults. 51 Straw rug. 52 Planet nearest the sun. 54 Counterfeit. 55 Indian port. 59 Haunch. 62 Sultanate in Arabia. 63 Time of earth's orbit. 64 Set standard. 65 - old cat. 66 Feminine name. 68 Second-stringer. 69 Science of celestial bodies. 71 Post. 72 Antlered mamma!. 74 Biblical name. 75 Stir. 76 Share equally. 77 Arachnid. 78 Constellation. 80 Polecat used for hunting. 81 - letter. 82 Melody. 83 Ponder. 84 Afferent. 85 Mortar^ trays. 86 Astronomy instrument. 88 Mongrel. 89 Door fastener. SO Direction. 91 Bluish star. 92 Misfortunes. 93 Earth's sister planet. 95 River in Scotland. 96 Instructive examples. 98 Joint. 99 Telescople astronomer. 101 Girl. 102 Great Barrier-. 103 Cotton -. 104 Moray trap. 16 Gaseous cloud in Milky Way. 16 Small South African antelope.. 17 Arrange ' demurely. 18 Caucasian wild goat. 19 Planet with satellites.. 20 Town on the Nile. 21 Island with gigantic statues. 30 Throw out of kilter. 32 Needlefish. 35 Hindu land grant. 37 Earth. 39 Pluck a banjo. DOWN 40 Island near Timor. 42 Watch pest. 44 Negative' vote. 45 Smaller blastomere. 45 Date tree. 48 Blackboard cleaner. Diagramless 21 x 21, by Bert Beaman ACROSS 1 Endorse- 20 Asian hot ments: si. spot in the 4 Gist news. 6 Audible, - 22 Edged.  Audible. 23 Adornment. 11 Dress part. 25 Numerlea' 12 Wanderer. prefix. 14 Measure: 26 Lampreys. bbr. 27 Elongate. 17 Nines. 29 Gullible one*. 18 G.I. wall 31 Nursery embellish- Item, ment. 34 Pester. 50 Ely high. 51 Girl's name.  63 Old city in Switertand. 54 Chief city of a country: Var. 55 Arrive. 56 Mine railway. 57 Whole of creation. 58 Means of communication.- 35 Musical group. 36 Departed. 37 Sixth, sense: abbr. 38 Bale out: dial 40 Prepares. 42To-. 45 Aware of: 47 Highway expenses. 48 Brooks Robinson, for one. 51 Nautical direction. 108 - Romero. 111 Red planet. 112 Celestial object. 114 Outmost planet. 115 Swedish measures. 116 European capital. 117 Vehicle. 118 - the Red. 120 Land unit. 121 Breakdown. 122 Music softener. 123 Danish astronomer. 125 Early bard. 127 Wolframite. 128 Mineral In crystals. 130 Atomic metal. 132 ipecac alkaloid. 134 Canadian city. 135 Brisk rides. 136 Academic board member* 137 Pluckier. 138 Red star. 139 Ateliers. 69 surn*ma of English astronomers. 60 Phonetic feature; 61 Stars in Tauri. 63 European river. 64 Flaring star. 67 -Ababa, 69Trlellnle feldspars. 70 Intersection of double stars. 71 Swampland: 73 Contraction. 74 "The Diary of - Frank. 76 Fowl. 78 Assembly hall. 79 Unruly hair locks. It. 53 More concise. 54 Government agents. 65 Wake up. 56 Metrical foot. 57 Verb ending. 59 Pub order. 60 Deer. 62 Remove weapons. 64 Poetry. 65 Formosa Strait Island. 66 Jousting. 69 Tramp. 80 Switch to punish. ' children. 82 Second-year sheep. 84 Very small antelope. 86 To watch over. 87 Music staff character. 70 Rodents. 72 Color. 74 Bird of prey. 76 African native. 76 Make Into law. 78 Debate. 79 Bird. 80 Reconnolter. 82 Person. 83 Girl's name. 85 Wind dir. 86 Banshee country. 87 Snoop. 88 Storage basements. 91 - dire. 93 Concert waltz. 94 Ooze. 97 Sirlut, e.g. 96 American composer. 99 District of India. DOWN 1 W. War II Initials. 2 Drying chamber. 3 Porch. 5 Damp. 6 Flies. 7 Meat cut. 8 Question marks. 10 European*. 11 Rings. 13 Conduit. 100 Earthenware jar. 102 Uncommon. 103 More shrubby. 105 Italian composer. 106 Strait east of Italy. 107 Like open-end shoes. 14 Pressure groups. 15 Flower. 16 Building site. 17 At - of (responsible for). 19 Omen. 21 Built for leaping. 22 Half: pref. 24 Arikaras. 28 Relative of a yardstick. 30 Fire. 108 Diamond weights. 109 Hawaiian grass. 110 Ringed planet. 111 Shooting star. 112 Amounts 113 Kitchen utensils. 31 Cooking Instruction, 32 Hotels. 33 Egyptian deity. 36 Greek physician. 39To-� 41 Part. 42 Concerning. 43 Space probe objective. 44 Capable of being changed.' 116 City In Montana. 117 Wild goose. 119 Edmund Halley'a discovery. 122 Mod skirt. 123 Wheat coats. 124 Branch of the Seine. 46 Campus sight: abbr. 49 Noun suffix: Pi. BO List. 51 Dry. 62 Cornbread. 55 Overseas address. 68 Spanish title: abbr. 61 Western Indian. 62 American Japanese. 126 Pagoda city in Burma. 129 "Winking Bllnkln', and -." 130 Genua of fiddler crabs 131 Author's copy: abbr. 133 Spread hay. 65 Big wheel. 67 Sisters. 68 Beautify. 69 The -, European capital. 71 Arabian garment. 73 School: Fiv 74 Greek god. 77 Flower. 78 Idiot. 81 Area: abbr. 84 French marshal. 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