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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Ortobtr T, (HI IITHMIDOI HKAIO 39 Top Executives Here For Opening a." Simpsons-Sears President Executives of Simpsons- Sears from Toronto and Cal- gary, who have planned the new Lethbridge department store from the blue print stages to-final completion, are in Lethbridge today for the of- ficial opening Thursday morn- ing of the company's 38th ma- jor department store. In the party from Toronto are D. J. Peacher, president; Alex Campbell, vice-president of retail stores; Morgan Reid, vice-president of development; D. M. McDonald, general man- ager, retail administration; N. S. Cuthbert, general manager, public relations and William Duerdoth, general manager in charge of visual merchandising for the company. Myrl A. Courtright, Southern Alberta general manager, and John Loewen, Lethbridge store manager, were on hand to greet the delegation when it arrived in Lethbridge this morning by private plane. D. J. Peacher, Simpsons- Sears president, has been in the retail business, for more than 35 years. He first worked as a retail salesman in Seat- tle, Wash., then joined Sears, Roebuck where he was attach- ed to the Pacific Coast buying office in Los Angeles. In 1946 he was transfered to the head office at Chicago, and shortly afterwards was promoted to manager of a merchandise of- fice with national and interna- tional responsibilities. He has been president of Simpsons- Sears since April, 1966. Mr. Courtright has charge of Simpsons-Sears retail opera- tions in Southern Alberta and Southern Saskatchewan and makes his headquarters in Cal- gary. Like the company's pres- ident, he has been in the rstail business for most of his busi- ness career. As general man- ager of retail operations in this area, he is responsible for the operation of the company's two department Stores in Calgary, the one at Moose Jaw, and the new Lethbridge store. He came to Calgary 12 years ago to es- tablish the company's first re- tail store in that city. Eagles Heads Marathon Group S. E. Eagles of Calgary, president of Marathon Realty Company Limited, heads a group of 13 senior Marathon and Canadian Pacific execu- tives who arrive in Lethbridge today for the official opening of Centre Village Mall. They will be joined by senior executives of Simpsop-Sears Limited which occupies the major retail outlet in the million Marathon shopping complex. Mr. Eagles was elected presi- dent of Marathon Realty, with headquarters in Calgary in January this year. Prior to tak- ing the development company's top position, he was vice-presi- dent, .eastern Canada, for Marathon with jurisdiction over the company's real estate development and management activities in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces. Educated-in Saint John, N.B., and at Acadia University, Wolf- bille, N.S., Mr. Eagles first joined Canadian Pacific in the accounting department in 1949. In 1962, he was appointed as- sistant to the vice president, D. J. PEACHER isident of Simpsons MYRL COURTRIGHT Area Manager JOHN LOEWEN Store Manager Canadian Pacific, and In 1962 assumed the post of assistant to the president, Canadian Pa- cific Investments Limite prior to becoming Marathon's eastern Canada vice-president in 1968. Spearheading Mara- thon Realty Company's devel- opments is a closely-knit man- agement team working with Mr. Eagles out of tha com- pany's. Calgary office: D. K. Yolles, vice-president, operations joined Marathon in 1967 as director, special pro- jects in Montreal and is re- sponsible for directing the op- erations of Marathon's real es- tate holdings across Canada. M. J. Field, general man- ager, Prairie division, joined Marathon this year with _ more than 15 years behind him in the development, construction and operation of major real es- tate projects. Mr. Field is re- sponsible for the development, operation and administration of Marathon holdings in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Marathon Realty Company was' incorporated in 1963 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ca- nadian Pacific Investments Limited and is charged with the responsibility of developing Canadian Pacific real estate in- terests. Senior officers of Marathon and other companies in the Ca- nadian Pacific group from Cal- gary and Vancouver also plan to be in Lethbridge for Centre Village Mall's debut. From Calgary are: H. M. Pickard, executive'vice presi- dent, Canadian Pacific Invest- ments Limited: D. K. Yolles, vice-p resident, operations, Marathon Realty; D. B. S. Walker, comptroller, Mara- thon; M. J. Field, general man- ager, Prairie division, Mara- thon; R. S. Malone, assistant general manager, Prairie Divi- sion, Marathon; Charles Ken- nedy, president, Alberta Stock- yards Limited; and I, M. Banquier, assistant to the ex- D. K. YOLLES Marathon Vice-Presiclcnt MAX FIELD Prairie Manager ecutive vice president, Cana dian Pacific Investments. On hand from Vancouver wil be: J. N. Fraine, senior re- gional vice president, Pacific region, CP Rail and from S. E. EAGLES President of Marotlion Marathon's B.C. division, J. D. Mooney, general manager; J. H. McLernon, assistant gen- eral manager; P. E. Smith, as- sistant -manager, marketing; D. G. Homer, manager, opera- tions; and P. R. Schofield, as- sistant manager, construction and maintenance. Centre Village Mall is Mar- athon Realty Company's largest shopping centre devel- opment in Alberta. The com- pany is also active in shopping centre development in several other provinces. While still a young company, Mar athon's accomplishments have propelled it to the fore- front of community devel- opment with such major city centre projects as Palliser Square in .Calgary as well as industrial parks and residential developments. M GIRLS' WOMEN'S MEN'S SNOWBOOTS Assorted Styles Not All Sizes SNOWBOOTS xed Styles sorted Sizes VE UP TO 7.00 SAVE UP TO PR. Mixed Styles Assorted Sizes SAVE UP TO PR. AV 5.00 LADIES' LOW HEELS Mixed Styles Assorted Sizes SAVE UP TO PR 2.77 PAIR LADIES' DRESS SHOES Mixed Styles Assorted Sizes SAVE UP TO 56 PR. RAIN BOOTS Over Shoe Styles Black J Siz 3.77 S3 PR. PAIR FREE BALLOONS FREE SUCKERS 3 CHILDREN ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS PAIR CHILDREN'S SNOWBOOTS I leather Mixed Sizes I SAVE UP TO PR. 5.00 CHILDREN'S STRAPPERS Brown Red Whits Sizes 5-3 SAVE S2c PR. PAIR PAIR PAIR A GREAT STORE COMES TO LETHBRIDGE v CENTRE VILLAGE MALC ;