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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta lueidoy, November 3C, 1971 THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD 9 l Mercury expands premises College Mercury's new show room. A 20 per rait gruwlh fiidur over a three year period and prospects fur even more rapid growlh prompted (lorclon son, owner inr.naMer of eol- Icfic Mercury Sales Ltd. in Lcth- to expand liis premisus Where a show room and ser- vice centre were once 21- miles a part, College Mercury's new location on 'Jrd Avc. and 1711) SI. S. offers both services at one location. Extensive renovations and additions to a sales and service complex that previously housed a Ford dealership, now provide southern Albert.'ms with one of the most modern and estheti- cally attractive sales and ser- vice operations in this area. For sale at the new location are a full line of Mercury and Lincoln products. These include Cortina, Capri, Comet, Cougar, Monlego. Meteor, Marquis, Lin- coln and a full line of Ford trucks. College Mercury now has a 3.000-square foot show room which cnn easily handle five shew ears. Included in the square feet of covered area is a parts centre a mezzanine construct- ed of steel which is only the second of its type in the province. Previously excluded from College Mercury operations was a truck service centre. Now, at its new localion, it is able handle and service trucks o[ all sizes including farm and fleet owner manager of College Mercury Sales, Mr. Pater-son was born and raised in Lethbridge. Educated at the University of Washington, Mr. Palerson, M. is married and has three children. Prior lo going into business for himself, he was and assistant general manager for another Lelhforidge automobile Kales and sen-ice company. "With the consolidation of business under one roof, the oppralion has more efficient organization and better he said. square feet of attractive sales lot area. Only three years old. College Mercury's current facilities will be capable of handling increased sales and service anticipated from an industrial and population boom expected in the city by Mr. Paterson. "We have tremendous confidence in lie said. "This city is on the brink of a tremendous growth gii ACCRA (Rtuter) Canadian High Commissioner Noble Power lias presented tons of lo Ghana under the Canadian food aid agreement. Ghana's junior minister for economic planning, Jones Ofor-i-Atta, received the gift to Ghana line from Akosombo, 70 miles east of here, through Togo to Dahomey; topographical mapping survey over southwestern Ghana; technical training schools in Accra and Kumasi, central Ghana, and a university housing project a! Lcgon near here. gro r along with it." College Mercury's new expanded operation employs 5C people, including eight salesmen specially trained to assist customers. All of the employees are local residents. Another addition to the new facility is a fully automated paint booth and dying oven to offer a wider range of colors to customers buying used Kingdom at Tema, in miles east of here. The wheat, which complex (lie 1971-72 consignment brings to some 10 million new credits million) the total value of Canadian food presented to Ghana since the inception of the program four years ago. Other Canadian development projects in Ghana include the construction by a Canadian firm of an electricity quake felt UiS iKemer) A mild earthquake shook the wen-em suburbs of Los Angeles Friday but police said no damage? was reported. The quake registered three on the open-ended Richler scale compared with 6.3 record by the destructive Feb. 9 earthquake. AT We at COLLEGE MERCURY have just completed the move to our new location at 3rd Avenue South. This week we are having the official opening of our new facilities and I would extend to each of you an invitation to come in and see COLLEGE MERCURY'S new home. Now we are able to offer you one of the most modern car and truck service centres in Southern Alberta. The selection of new Mercury products is excellent with over 80 new cars and trucks in stock and more arriving doily. The choice in used cars is also very good. Therefore, please accept this personal invitation from myself and my staff to visil us during our open house and lake a tour of our new building, Wednesday thru Saturday of this week at COLLEGE MERCURY. NEW CAR SPECIALS 1971 Meteor Rideau 500 2 Door Hardtop 351 V-8, automatic, power steering, power brakes, radio, tinted glass, block heater, remote control mirror, fender skirts, H.D. battery, H.D. suspension, appearance protection group, whitewalls. Painted beautiful medium brown. Suggested Factory Retail 4862.50. GRAND OPENING SPECIAL VALUE USED CAR SPECIALS 1969 Oldsmobile Delta 88 4 Door Hardtop V-S automatic, power steering, power brakes, radio, vinyl roof. Painted gold In color. Regular Price 2450.00. GRAND OPENING SPKIAl VAIUE................. 1965 Mercurv V-8, 4 speed, r'" Drakes, power steering, rndio. "old. Regular P' OPENINO VALUE 1970 Dodge Ton V-S Standard with radio. Regular Price 2895.00. GRAND OPENING 1PKIAI VALUE................ 1969 Plymouth Fury II 4 Door Sedan V-8 outomotic, vinyl roof, radio, power steering, poww brakei, Regular 2150.00. GRAND OPENING SPKIAl VAIUE SAFETY INSPEOTIQN SPECIAL FORD BRAND ANTI-FRIEZE Regular Value 3.75 Grand Opening Qn Special Value, Per Gallon Liniii 2 Gallons Per Customer Q Check Exhaust System Check Brake Linings Check All Fluid Levels 41 Check Shocks Check Antifreeze Check All Lights Check All Steering Components Check AM Brake Lines Check For Oil Leaks Check Windshield Wipers Special Wednesday thru Saturday Service Hours 8 a.m. to 12 Mit 1718 3rd AVENUE SOUTH 'The Only Difference We Believe Is In The Service You Receive" SERVICE SPECIAL! MINOR ENGINE TUNE-UP 6 Cylinder Regular 14.25 Grand Opening Q QC Special Value W.OU 8 Cylinder Regular 19.00 Grand Opening 1 O QC Special Value Paris Extra OPEN HOUSE Wednesday thru Saturday Service Hours 8 a.m. to 12 Midnight ;