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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ____ Saturday, Octcbor 9, 1971 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID 21 Shoplifhip can he reduced Business Talk tint displays should nol he slacked j cent of the value of the mer-! I .1-, busi- i high on :ounU-rr or in the aisles chandise simplified. '.I'-P trin- to' blocking the view of salesvico- j in s u in in a r y, precautions should he taken to make mer- ,hc u.'-.. Plus ar.! chamlisc harder to take and headaches th.n, i.MwI. j fc ultomers will need i conceal. Maximum use should: H is ..iso tlic season oi in- -v eliminating be made of some shoplifters' creased shoplifting. opportunities to push items into; fear of being caught. Merchants Authorities estimate that a _wak-h where you place those llv I'KTKl! Camiclhiii 1'icss Staff Writer ng is increasing at an rtie The Uniform .11.11 liiinh l in.-. _ Crime Ileports show shoplifting increased 174 per cent between and probably a very conservative figure. No store, large or small, is entirely immune to the effects of shoplifting- .Modern merchandising tech- niques, with the growing num- ber of self service stores and fewer employees, have made shoplifting easier for those so motivated and, indeed, has con- tributed considorfhlv to the in- crease in shoplifting. The rising cost 01 living: un- employment; crowded stores, especially during weekends, late night shopping and at Chriatmas: inexperienced, un- trained sales personnel with lirfic areas of merchandise to control all add to the utter con- fusion of shopping and cncour- I disc should be contained in a way to make its removal diffi- .ems d s'llcs Tiie store should have good lighting and no dark areas. Sales personnel can deter shoplifting through fas! and ef- i ficienl service, creating the impression that any suspicious action will be noted and acted upon. A notice of the store's inten- tion to prosecute shoplifters, in orc'cr to reduce prices lo con- sumers, and a listing of the maximum penalty shoplifter could face (two years in jail for theft less than and up j to 10 years for theft, over could act as a deterrent. Aloulhing a policy is not slough. Following it through. one does or has done. This is often expressed by shoplifters who are caught. Many remedies There are many remedies and preventive steps which can be taken to curb shoplifting. tc rt e or Store's choice Some city stores have a hard- nosed polity of pressing char- ges against youth and adult ent publications is the use of eleci-'onics. With one system, an alarm is sounded if a person takes merchandise out of the store without removing a special pin or label. Problems have oc- curred when a sales clerk for- got to remove the ticket or pin thief is carrying, or the of the merchandise stolen. Clues The International Association of Chiefs of Police gives mer- chants these chics indica- tions of possible shoplifters: Persons frequently entering washrooms. They could be concealing merchandise under their street clothes. Persons carrying loosely wrapped parcels, shopping bags newspapers, magazines, over- sized handbags, topcoats over their arms, briefcases, unibrel- las or those with an ami in a i sling. They could be concealing merchandise. Those wearing out of-sea- son outer garments, such as a topcoat on warm days, or i carrying an umbrella on sunny days etc. Those who wear unusually justing socks, rubbing the back I of the neck, and shoulder jciks i All are motions which might j indicate the act of concealing merchandise. i Any customer reaching into j or stepping behind display conn j ters should receive close scru tiny, i Those who are fussy and don't, seem to knovv what they j want, with frequent interchange of items and those who appear not to bo interested in the ar- Supplied by Doheriv Hoadhnuse and McL'nais Bros. GOVEFHMENl OF CANADA BONOS GOVERNMENT OF CANAOA GUARANTEED BONOS Con. Hoi. Klmr. Bid r, Apr. '71 Matured 'iik.' '7-. im.'ll .Illi. I, IOil.73 "i Sept. I. iil-W Pcrp. Sep. if> -t Apr l, TV .Itil. 1. lo-U'i Si-pt. 1- PBOVINC1A. Alberta W 'M 7 'M Si.'i-'i'.1 !t-> Or.t ilyd u New i' Mid G Tr Cons (ias Scur Kain Tr Cdn I' WC Tr C Tr Dynasty i Acklands '93 111.I'll 101.M MS 'till lOri.M '111 lOI'i.OO 'ixi loii.i! 'lid HIS.'" 107.Ill 105.01) llii'i.tlil '111 Kl'i.KI 108 II KliUltl 'SO 107.13 10S.OO 111 'i ;ONVERTIBIES 7'-'.' '90 123.00 12i '119 98.00 'lill 87.00 III) l f, 92.00 flil.lKI 911 '91 115.00 117 7 'Ii2 70.00 7il '88 7-1.00 701 price-hammering: d (lira of the year staggered m idi .11 slock markets this: ccl .ml led them riddled with issues tnidin- at lows for the A nation wide address by Prcsiilt'iit ihe I'niled Slates ecti'imy Thursday was the major factor in decline. The Toronto market's in- index, considered a prime i nd i c at o r market movement closed Kriday at its lowest level since Nov. IK. 1070. i The index dropped -I 119 points In Friday, tl'.L- index H D (I rl ils sharpest drop of tin r losing 3.3'l points. M s w York, Ihe market re- i i. nd generally unchanged in -live trading. (in Ihe Montreal and Cana- di in I vchanges. the composite 11 dropped 2.117 points to b ii (i inhincd volume the two I (hinges was million 1 MHS fnc dominant factor clouding Canada's economic picture if, the current t'.S. 10-pCT-ccilt stir- ehargo on iinporls. President Nixon's address made no mention of when this duty would lie removed. "Although no one was expect- ing Nixon to remove the duty, there was a certain amount of hope lie would. His failure lo do so was a disappointment and was reflected in the market's perfiji'inanee one ol sener .s.'ild. The decline stretches C'ana dian market.-.1 losing streak to five con'-eeulive weeks. At New York, the Jon 8 named for Vespuciu; 75 Meals, 77 Allegorical personage. 70 Was aware SI Arranger, SSPubiio notices, S5 Born. SD Ohio city. 109 Allspice. 1" Yarns. S3 Surpass. lOOTitle. 110 Iflnorant Seniors. 101 Greek letter, 111 ,21 Cows. 126 Heap. IJOCvtr. 127 Distance Ur.ruly measure. asstmblajf 126 Reliaious 133 Celtic figure. Neptune. 129 Outer 13-1 Indian garment. fruits. 37 Distant. MAJOR OIL COMPANY HAS FOR LEASE HIGH VOLUME SERVICE STATION WITH COFFEE SHOP AND LIVING QUARTERS ATTACHED Loceited on Highway No. 3 Apply lo BOX HO, THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Giving Pnrticulari of Experience ontl Capital Avnilnbla. li See-IG-A. Nicknamo '1 fi-A, lurts. 2? Quote, Hnytnms, Dolt, 40 Makes 338-A's cbscure. n birthplace. 41 Actor Henry 44 F which, C U V P T 0 G R A M S -SPer.'.ii. -'3 Founciatiofl garnifnt.- I3y Gene F.iwretle j A HOMEOWNER AWV NOW VONITOR ACTIVITIES IN HIS EvcSJ CS GJESTS" CA.M BE BY Ml-JN.6 MIS OWM NUMBER, !PA NEW AUCO-ftOMITOR ?ISTEU HAS BEEN: CONNECTED 1, FORM LALAGOLAUX LALARBOLJIH MOBK riJIFOlllt SODEATiS 3IYALUV, OSI 0 A P M G M v H n J, rRlTB HAIAIIKV TlVfFrLJ. PLBFLT PS A1E11FI-T. -pvArHnl-MJV.Mct.M y ZLPUBTBU BZF.II nr.iuv MRTTAXLO, BTLOK JITA EXBT MBTAZ. By B. J, R, xezps me FROM fVNGIUS SOW I Lnsl Work's Cryplograms 5 Pn-rallfcl "apMPSs" lioanliff. Mliril. nflen uniiil I. Miiliammeil .Mi famous for flinrt fiRhls anil IniiR narrnlion. Hoy pramil l.ullor .mil banana s.indwiclifs I chfiiy I'ir. Kind Hn.i; r.'1' lo" e 1'iclil Eulcrprises, 1971 ;