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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 38 WI LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednwdny, Mny 30, 1973 in the news LONDON (Renter i Mosl people can only dream of being able to afford an exotic car. But a London man recently had his dreams come true when he was offered an exotic E-type Jaguar for just The current issue of Brit- ain's top-selling Motor Maga- zine says E. V. Paterson fol- lowed up a newspaper ad that ?aid "car for sale" and gave an address. Carrying about enough to bin an elderly fam- ily was met at the address by an attract- ne young woman showed him a gleaming nearly-new Jaguar and asked: ''Would you give me for Then Paterson discovered the reason he was getting a bargain The womans hus- band had run off to Europe with his secretary "You see my husband wrote asking me to sell the car and send him the money.'' said the wife with a smile srMPSONS WjQOfC DcdJb GASOLINE EVERYDAY LOW PRICE Regular Gai. Premium Gal. Use Your Simpsons-Sears Charae Piano makers Charles Heintzman, vice president of production of Heintzman and Co Ltd., Cane- do's oldest family-owned piano company, checks hammer action of a piano with Georae Avis Ann Heintzman Hooper become president of the company in 1971 and her two sons now are going through apprenticeship to learn how to make pianos and run the company. Dears Five Component 'Special Package' Music System from Noresco Simpsons-Sears Low Price 399 Set Noresco NR-4-224 40 watt receiver. Dual CS-16 automatic turntable with Shur Mag cortndgp. Noreseo NEC-524 tpeakers. Noresee SF-1031 walnut cabinet stand. o "Special Package" this !s! Delightful to both eye and with all the popular features you look for m a stereo. The Quadra Hound receiver has 40 watt output power, multiple speaker switch- ing and headphone jack. The dual turntable is a precision MI it with feather touch cueing. Speaker enclosures hove 8" dual cone extended range speakers for top reproduction. The rich real walnut finish cabinet stand erisply modern In design. Very special. Indeed! and Uee Your Handy Simpsons-Scars Charge Brooding mother holds piano empire in key STORE HOURS: Open Daily from 9.30 a m to 5.30 p.m Thurs and Fri 9-30 am lo 9 00 p m Centre Village Mali Telephone 328-9231. By BUD JOKGENSEN TORONTO (CP) The president is a woman but is it because she as the best per- son tor the job or because she was the only one available at the time to direct the family firm? An Heintzman Hooper seems to oscillate between an image of herself as a tough- minded corporate executive and as a brooding mother pre- paring a future for her sons Mrs. Hooper is president of Heintzman and Co Ltd.. piano makers in Canada for more than a century an now the only builder in Canada of grand pianos. She became the company's chief executive in 1971 after the death of her husband and a protracted fight to place shares of the comoany back in family control She re-mar- ried the same year Heiinan Heintzman died in 1969 of a heart attack at He was the fourth genera- tion and his two sons now are going through apprenticeships to learn how to make pianos and run the company. Mrs. Hooper says she asked her sons when their father Charles was then 19 and James if they wanted to be piano makers Then she went after control of the firm. "I felt verv strongly about the history and the tradition of the family." From Germany Theodore Heintzman. Her- man's great grandfather, came to New York from Ger- many in 1850 and 10 years later moved to Toronto For a while be had worked with H e i n r i c h Steinweg. who changed his name and estab- lished Steinway and Sons. Concert pianists have played and famous have been accompanied by Heintzman pianos for decades and some of the letters and autographed programs are framed and hanging in the new office in Don Mills, a To- ronto suburb. "All their lives T had tried to make them understand what a heritage they Mrs. Hooper said. Charles Heintzman, now 23, has been through a rush course in piano making and now is vice-president in charge of production. James, 20, currently is going through the piano-making apprentice- ship program at the firms plant in Hanover, Ont about 30 miles south of Owen Sound. Upright pianos are made at the Hanover plant and grand pianos are built in Don Mills. Mrs. Hooper, a prim blonde, says with a quick smile of ob- vious satisfaction that produc- tion at the Hanover plant has almost doubled since she be- came president. The company has about one-third of the Ca- nadian piano market. Husband helps She talks easily and freely about her adjustments after Herman Heintzman died and her future plans for the firm. "My second husband has been a tremendous help He certainly has taught me how to be a president He is James V Hooper, sen- ior vice-president of Gairdner and Co. Ltd.. a brokerage firm, and a director of Heintz- man and Co. Mrs Hooper was born and raised in Oshawa, Onl. She declined to give her age, say- irg only she is m her 40s and that self-consciousness about her age is 'Must a silly Her father now is retired after about 35 years with Gen- eral Motors of Canada Ltd He was general superintend- ent of the paint and hardware division when he retired. One of (he lessons she learned at home was an un- derstanding of unions, she said. Heintzman and Co. nego- tiated 3 new contract with its unionized employees last jear. She forked for four years as a bank teller during the Second World War and says the joh "taught me accuracy and to remember things Then she had a senes of sec- retarial jobs. In 3948 she was married and the next salaried job she had was as president of Heintz- man and Co "When I was a housewife and a mother I did a lot of volunteer work and that was valuable, she said, because it taught her how to deal with people and make decisions. Bought out Grand pianos are important to the prestige of Heintzman and Co and she said the grand piano department had become run down during years when her husbands health was failing and there was a fight for ownership of the company. The hand-crafted grands take about a year to make, al- lowing time properly to age and tune them. The standard instrument sells for about and the concert grands for up to A former partner was bought out in an out-of-court settlement after a legal fight was begun for control of the company. "I'm really a bridge for my sons and the she said. But she will remain as president "until I really feel that the boys are capable of taking up the business and running it the way their fore- fathers ran it' Mrs. Hooper said she tries to nif-intain a nine-to-five schedule and leave business at the ol defer- ence to my long-suifering hus- admits to al- ways being successful She still does all the cooking at is a five-mm- me drive from the has help w ith the housework "I don't see my friends as much as I would like." she said and painting and sketch- ing, a hobby she enjoyed, is one of the things she seldom hnds time for any more. She said both she and Charles play the piano but neither is a gifted pianist. Her principal advisers are David Green, financial wee- president, Frank R i c h t e r. marketing manager, both 36. and the eldest son Charles "My accent is on youth and Fvs got to have it because of my sons coming along President Ann Heintzman Hooper is piesident of Heintzman and Co. Ltd., piano mokeit in Canada for more than a century and now only builders in Canada of giand pianos. She be- came the company's chief executive in 1971 after the death of her husband and a protracted fight to place the ihares of company back in fej coniroj. IMPORTANT TICE to LETHBRIDG6 HERALD DISPLAY AND CLASSIFIED ADVERTISERS EFFECTIVE Friday, June 1, 1973 DISPLAY ADVERTISING DEADLINES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS; ADVERTISEMENTS REQUIRING PROOFS (Minimum page) COPY AND MATERIAL MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE HERAID BY 12 NOON -4 PUBLISHING DAYS PRIOR TO PUBLICATION DEADLINE for: MONDAY is NOON PREVIOUS WEDNESDAY TUESDAY is NOON PREVIOUS THURSDAY WEDNESDAY is NOON PREVIOUS FRIDAY THURSDAY is NOON PREVIOUS SATURDAY FRIDAY is NOON PREVIOUS MONDAY SATURDAY is NOON PREVIOUS TUESDAY DISPLAY ADVERTISEMENTS NOT REQUIRING A PROOF MAY BE RECEIVED ONE DAY LATER 12 NOON -3 PUBLISHING DAYS PRIOR TO PUBLICATION CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DEADLINES ARE UNCHANGED Al! regular and classified display must in The Herald office 3 p.m. the day prior to publication a.m. Saturday for publication Monday For further information contact Display or Classified Advertising 328-4411 The Lethbridge Herald ;