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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 11, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE IETHBWDGE HERAID Wednesday, November 1970 Supermarket price war up in Ontario heating TORONTO (CD The super- market price war healed up today in Ontario as Loblaw Gro- ceterias Co. Ltd. announced price reductions at its 180 On- tario stores. A Loblnw statement said the new "m a x i -s a v e" program "represents thousands of prod- ucts throughout every depart- ment." Leon Wemstetn, director of consumer relations for Loblaws, said price reductions would also bo in effect at the 711 stores con- trolled by Lublaws' three dis- count B, Power and Super City. Dominion Stores Ltd. of To- ronto announced Tuesday it would introduce a "dual-pric- ing" system, a new tactic in the price 'war it touched off last week. T. G. McCormack. Dominion president, said his company's Hospital strike spreads VANCOUVER (CP) A strike cf operating engineers spread to another five hospitals in British Columbia Tuesday, and at least one of the 16 af- fected started to cut down on the use of hot water. Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster launched the restriction to conserve i'uei as the strike by members of the international union of operating engineers entered its second day. Strike notice has been served to 28 B.C. hospitals in a dispute orer wages and hours of work. The union seeks parity with other tradesmen employed by the hospitals and has rejected an offer of S50 a month in each year of a two-year contact. En- gineers' wages range from to a month. Dr. Richard Foulkes, director of Royal Columbian, said the hospital has 'restricted showers and baths in the nurses' resi- dence and among patients. He said the hospital also is eliminating elective surgery and carrying out only emer- gency operations to conserve steam for sterilizing instru- ments. Dr. Foulkes said the Royal Columbian, only hospital in the province using sawdust as its main source of fuel, could hold out for about a week. Pickets at the hopsitals are blocking only fuel delivieries to the hospitals. Management per- sonnel are running the power plants. new discount marketing ap- proach, which now has spread lo Quebec, was planned more than a year ago. "Dual-priced" products will bear tags indicating toth the total price and the price per oimee. Mr. McCormack said the major effect of the present dis- counting war will be to elimi- nate ineffective supermarket lo- cations from the marketplace. Me added that Dominion in- tends lo continue its current prices as long as the prices it pays for merchandise remain sta'ble. Consumers groups are keep- ing a .skeptical eye on the bat- tle. Mary Fisher, president of the Ontario section of the Consum- ers Association of Canada, said in an interview: "We welcome the benefits but at the same time expect they will be for the short term." I A spokesman for the Ontario Food Council said supermarkets I were surveyed during and after a similar price war in Edmon- ton las' year. "After five weeks of discount- ing the prices did go back up, the spokesman said. I The i'ocd govern- ment-backed group with senlation from food producers, processors and the price war is having an ad- verse effect on fruit and vegeta- ble producers. "Supermarkets are selling Ontario white at prices that give the producer no re- the spokesman said. VALETS TO GO ROME (AP) Officers of the Italian Army will have to shine their own boots in the near fu- ture. Defence Minister Mario Tanassi, pressed by left-wing members of parliament, has abolished the position of army valet starting next Jan. 1. Two escapees at large BEGIN A (CP) City police caught John Henry Dolack Tuesday night, about 24 hours affer he and three other men escaped from Regina Correc- tional Centre. He was the sec- ond to be captured. Dolack, 36, of Miami, Fla., was found hiding in a vacant building about 9 p.m. in the city's northeast section. He of- fered no resistance to arrest, a police spokesman said. The first to be apprehended was Paul Baehynskie, 20, of E s t e v a n, Sask., caught by RCMP at Pilot Butte, a few miles outside the city, within four hours of the break. RCMP said he hurt himself in a fall in the escape. Still at large are Alfred Inglchart, 29, who was await- ing an appeal on sentence for possession of explosives, and Wayne Carlson, 28, who was to have appeared in court on a possession charge. New grass established NEW YORK (AP) Two major oil companies announced Tuesday a major step forward in environmental protection on the North Slope of Alaska, where they discovered oil in 1968. Atlantic Richfield Co. and Humble Oil and Refining Co. said pioneer research had suc- cessfully established four hardy varieties of grass which could i survive the Arctic weather and could be used to reseed disti- rubed areas in the vital tundra ground cover en the North Slope. HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. REGULAR IViNSNG AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd Ave, S., lethbridgo THURSDAY, NOV. 12th SALE STARTS P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Flecwood TV; 3'x6' pool table; nice fireplace and dec. radiant: RCA 21" TV; nice green Chester, and chair; chrome table and A chairs; wood rocking cbair; deep freeze upright deepfreeze; smnd desk; chest of drawers; rollaway bedf Uf.C. fridge: tuin rinse tubs; good G.E. portable dishwasher: single box spring and mattress; Frigidaire fridge; Viking elcc, range; wringer washers; Blue 2-pce. sectional eresterfield; good selection of auto- matic washers and dryers; small bathtub (good for house windows; P'rigidairc combination electric and coal range; mattresses; toilet; projector; .school desk; good tools; Polaroid camera; film splicer. Hoover upright vacuum; bookcases; good chemical toilet for trailer; coffee table and 2 step tables; chrome high chair; gas heaters: lamps; pressure cookers: floor polishers; slnl saw: large fan; sump pump; clUlies; chrome chairs: puts and pans; small churn; record players: kettles; deep fry or; toasters; iron board: barrel; small bike; luggage; vise: hot plate: tool box: gas and electric ranges. Mruiy Mm-o Itnus Xumi'vous Mention, HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD, Phone 328-4705 1920 2nd Avo. S. AIICTIONEEKS TED NEWBY KEITH EROMANN lie. No. 41 lie. No. 458 Sale! Leather Handbags Pony Hide or Suede Lined Great fashion accessories cushioned with on exceptionally low price only because Eaton's bought in such a large volume it took two leading handbag manufacturers to fill our order. Seven styles in lined lea- thers and colours as listed below, each complete with inside compartments, some zippsred. Shop early in per- son or phone and be sure of your, first choice of style, leather and colour. Nappa Leather in black, navy. Vat 60, brown pony hide lining. suede lining, suede lining. E. Small Swaggar of Kip or Morocco with double handles. B. Small Swagger of qt-ilted Nappa with double handles. f Satchel in Kip with handsome metallic clasp. C. Tailored Envelope of Kip leather with double handles. D. Small Classic of Kip with double handles, lop closp. (not illusl.) Classic of Morocco, smgle handle. Kip Leather in black, gnxeffe, navy, grey Morocco Grained Leather in black and A. Large Swaager of Nappa with inside pocket. Eaton Fashion Sale, Each .99 12 Handbags, Main Floor Buy Line 328-8811. Shop Thursday and Friday From 9 'Til 9. ;