Internet Payments

Secure & Reliable

Your data is encrypted and secure with us.
VeraSafe Security Seal

Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Archives

- Page 1

Join us for 7 days to view your results

Enter your details to get started

or Login

What will you discover?

  • 108,666,265 Obituaries
  • 86,129,063 Archives
  • Birth & Marriages
  • Arrests & legal notices
  • And so much more
Issue Date:
Pages Available: 28

Search All United States newspapers

Research your ancestors and family tree, historical events, famous people and so much more!

Browse U.S. Newspaper Archives

Select the state you are looking for from the map or the list below

OCR Text

Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HIGH FORECAST SATURDAY 50 The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 282 LETHBRIDGK, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGES HOPS FANCIER A kangaroo with a taste for brew is a rpgulnr customer in (lie bar of the Gipsy Point Holpl in Oasl Gippsland, AuMrllio. v-'i'H a of wild kangaroos in a nearby national park und '-arm up every even- ing. swe everywhere YOf'K that surging tide citron that UK tilings he buys be efficient and full for his hard-earned dol- bar. produced Figntficant changes in live North American market place. All indications ,ire thai It will be a potent force for years to come. precise date enfi assigned to the start of die current wave of consumerism. Most people in their middle years can remember buying a ''lemon'' a product so full of flaws that H was a constant, drain on the patience and the poeket- book. The eventual solution was to junk the article or sell it: to some other unsuspecting citizen. There was little concerted effort to ensure that the next purchase would not be just as bad. But the complaints mounted agiiinj-'t products fbat did no I jive, up to the advertising claims, against credit arrangements disastrous to the buyer, against goods to use, against warranties that seem- ed !o expire just, before a product broke Governments were largely unresponsive to de- mands for action. Fndustry lobbyists worked effective- ly to strip the teeth from proposed regulations or have, them pigeon-holed. The regulatory agencies that existed Mere harassed by legal challenges. Nader is catalyst Kinallv r; r'iialysi ;ippe.'ired in (be IKTSCMI M Ivalph N'ador, i hnvyn- who mode bis name a bnijsrl-ioUl wilh -'i Hi. Any Spood, publisher! in His !n 'bo automobile in- dustry iiii r-ui'seqnnil. imcr.igations of other fields, aided bv devoted young people who flocked to his banner, pave heart to the once-hapless consumer. Governmental regulations covering commodities as varied as meat mid poultry and radiation-emitting machines blossomed. Consumer organizations mush- roomed across Nonh Air.enca. Regulatory organiza- tions became more responsive to consumers when they spoke with a united voice. now (he Federal Trade Commission is holding hearings in on advertising, particularly television promotion directed at children. Parents and consumer groups hnvr (old the FTC tint, stiffer crit- rriH must !v> applied In ads directed nt children bo- nf their immalnritv Some consumer activists demand that ads direct- ed at adults also be more strictly policed; they say some promot.inn has become so cle.vor that it makes children of them, too. All this coiKTiilrniion of effort toward tilling HIP hnlnnro in favor nf Ihr huycr lui.s born costly for in ciii-iiy, bill, sonic branches of il appear In he strivmg m.'inlnliy lo nuvl. (ho consumers1 demands. Thril. is not In KIV thcrr. boon nn backlash .icninst consumerism. The business oriented Wall .Stirrt n n nvcnl eciilorial bended "Consumer r 'mpksir.r.i can expect Mill IH'TO II already Rri'1 in I bo of Consumer PnXrction Apcncy legislation being considered in Congress. Alllioiijili f-'onsumerisn: ;md its