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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 42 THE LIIHMIDCI HKALD WtdnMday, Oflelwr 7 1970 ,Car Show General Motors 1971 cars rill be displayed at the new Centre Village MaU for three days starting this Thursday. A gold Camaro Z-28 with lack racing stripes, a lime green Vega hatchback coupe, and an Olds Delta Custom 4- oor hanKop in black cherry will be shown by Beny Chevro- et-Oldsmobile. Enerson Motors will display Grande Prix, a T37 hardtop nd a Le Sabre 455 hardtop. The cars will be on display n the west mall opposite Mac d's store. FOR CARPETING-lt's the full view for carpeting ot the'new Simpsons-Sears store, ot Centre Village opening Thursday. New Drug Store For Mall Three score years ago, when Charles Lindbergh was seven years old and George the Fifth was king of England, a young pharmacy clerk declared his independence by opening his own drug store at the comer of Denman and Nelson in Van- couver's fashionable West End. Today, with 80 stores in Brit- ish Columbia and seven more in Alberta, Cunningham Drug Stores Ltd., is first in the west and second only in the east. On Thursday Cuningham's will open still another of its big, bright, modern stores in the new Centre Village Mall in Lethbridge. The Cunningham drug store in Centre Village has been specially designed to provide the maximim in customer con- venience and efficiency. The Credit jewellers In Centre Village Spacious surroundings, rich rosewood display fixtures and soft green carpeting set off the many attractive guts and je- wellery items in Peoples_ Credit Jewellers' iiew store in the Cen- tre Village Mall. Roy Utigard, manager of Peoples Credit Jewellers in Lethbridge for the past eight years, will be on hand to greet customers and visitors to the new store when it opens this Thursday. He will be assisted by a staff of 12. The Centre Village store will have all new stock when it opens, Mr. Utigrad states. The former store on 6th Street South has been closed and all old merchandise has been dis- posed of. The new Lethbridge store will be the 85th unit of the na- tion-wide organization of Peo- ples Credit Jewellers and will mark another forward step for a company which has had a most remarkable growth rec- ord. In 1919, Frank Gerstein, an energetic young watchmaker, opened what was to say the least a "hole-in-the-wall" shop 'at Toronto. He had bor- rowed capital, a 20-by-21 foot shop over a lunch counter, few watches and an odd assort- ment of silverware need less to say, not much in tang ible assests. But he had several other as sets. One was faith faith in himself and faith in the futun of Canada but most impor tant of all trust in his fellow Canadians. Frank Gerstein believed tha people are basically honest and it was on this foundation Peoples Credit Jewellers was built. Peoples Credit Jewellers was the first retailer in lo extend credit. In the past 50 years more han Canadians have urchased from Peoples Credi ewellers. That the policy o elling on credit is accepted by ie company's customers is een by the fact that over 75 >er cent of Peoples Credit Je- fellers sales are credit. The policy of the founder elling only one quality of dia monds Certified Perfect s still being followed. This po' cy has led lo the company re- ceiving acclaim from the dk mond industry with award from the City of Amsterdam and the Guild of American Dia mond Cutters in New York. Today the company sell more diamonds and watc'he than any other jeweller in Can ada. At the present time growth of the company is bein guided by the founder's tw sons, Bertrand Gerstein, wh succeeded his father as pres dent and who is now chairma of the board, and Marvin Gsr stein, who recently succeeds to the presidency. A third generation of Ger steins is new represented i the business with the develoi ment of Bertrand's son Irvii Russell Gerstein as executi vice-pr.esident. Peoples Credit Jewellers o, cupies a prominent corner 1 cation on the main mall of tl Centre Village and reflects th dynamic new image of Peopl Credit Jewellers in its imagin live design and decor. New Shoe Store Flaggs Shoes "a great new store with the swinging gear' that will put you where the action opens in Leth- bridge this Thursday in the Centre Village Mall. This will be the first Flaggs store in southern Alberta. Flagg Bros, specialize in men's fast styled footwear and is featuring boots this fall for dress and casual wear. They are medium priced and the store carries an extensive se- lection for the teen group, young executive and business- man, according to John O'Hanion, the firm's western regional supervisor.. The Flagg stores are design, ed strictly with the man in mind. The decor is crisp and masculine. The new Centre Village store is one of the first Flagg Bros, stores to be de- signed with the new "open" look. Because men don't like to shop for shoes the way women do, Fla'ggs makes it easy for the male customer to select the the style or styles he likes by displaying one of every shoe design in the store and inviting customers to select their own style from the displays. For, the man who wants something better in a leather- soled shoe, the store carries a line of Flagg Benchmades. The styles are new and up-to-the minute for business wear. More Elegant Shoes The Footwear Bureau of Can- ada has predicted a return to softer, more elegant shoes for fall. Toes will be slimmer and more gently rounded, heels too will be thinner and higher. Stockings to match the shoes in fall colors of black, tan, red, navy, wine, purple and green add to costume harmony. oor area has been planner ith wide aisles to speed sho] ing yet allow customers rowse if they wish. To keep pace with modern ledical needs and dispensin .echniques, the prescription'd artment is completel quipped with refrigeratioi quipment to allow proper an afe storage of biological s urns and insulins. Special attention was paid le.planning stages to make ure that the pharmacy work- ig areas allowed the maxi- mum accuracy and sanitary onditions. Customers who are unable to ravel to the store may have leir prescriptions phoned in y their doctors and the medi- ation will be delivered by car t no extra cost. Mail orders rill have prompt attention. In large operations it is nec- ssary to make sure that all merchandise is fresh and Cun- lingham Drug has solved that woblem with a date code sys- em that is marked on each tern. Cunningham's new C e ntre store carry a full ine of cosmetic and beauty jupplies on special display shelves that have been treated in special attractive decorator colors. The store's decor of orange and brown is complemented with vinyl coated walls, mak- ing the store bright and cheery and a pleasant place to shop Manager of Cunningham's new Centre Village store is pharmacist Ernie Hendrick There will be two registered pharmacists on duty and tw qualified cosmeticians in the cosmetic section. This depart ment will carry Ksvlon, Love DuBarry, Faberge, Yardley am all other leading lines. Cunningham's will also be well stocked with Carlton greet ing cards, magazines and pock et books, as well as gift wrap pings, cards and ribbons. The store will' also provide photc service for local residents an< tourists. Cunningham's will be opei the same hours that the Mai is operating. The telephon number .is 328-8442. For emer gencies and after hours cal" 328-7936. All Cunningham Drug Store, are identified by the large le ter C with the family in th centre of the letter and th words: At Cunningham's W Care. Second 'Reward? In Alberta Mothers with growing chil- dren will be especially interest- ed in the special care and at- tention given to fitting chil- dren's shoes by the new Re- ward Shoe Store which opens this Thursday in the Centre Village Mall. It is the policy of this com- pany to have the manager per- sonally check all children's shoes fillings and to sec that the shoes have room enough for the child's foot to grow. Waller Code, Reward Shoes Lethbridge manager, although young in years, has had exten- sive footwear experience and is fully qualified to fit children's shoes and to advise on foot problems. He had charge of the Reward Shoes store in Portage la Prairie before coming to Lethbridge. Previous to that he was attached to the Winnipeg and Saskatoon stores. Reward .Shoes Stores are op- crated by .7. A. Johnson Com- pany of Brockville which is one of Canada's oldest snoc houses. It supplies shoes to more than independent shoe and gen- eral stores from Newfoundland to British Columbia. The new Lethbridge store the company's second in A herta and the 14th in Wcstei Canada. It will carry a com plcte line of popular priced an styled family shoes and wi have more than pairs styled footwear, winter too wear, casual and play footwe; for the entire family. Reward Shoes Stores make easy to shop for shoes by pu ting a sample of every shoo i display so that customers c: examine the shoes and pre-si cct the slyles they are intercs ed in. of a great -new store foT the young souU- FLAGG BROS, has Swinging gear that will put uou where the ACTION A: REBEL BOOT B: SWASH BUCKLE 14.99 HINGE 17.99 CENTRE VILLAGE HALL FLAGG BROS, Exciting? You Bet Ifs Exciting And We're Proud To Help CeSebrate The Opening Of The New 'CENTRE VILLAGE MALL This Thurs. Oct. 8 -Fri.-Sat. 9-10 I CENTRE VllLAGE Putting You, First Keeps Vs First VEGA Tmpal? Custom Coupe CHEVROIBT IMPAIA Courtesy of BENY DIITA II CUSTOM 4-POOR HARDTOP CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE Corner 8th Street and 2nd Avenue South ;