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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SJ LHHBRIDGE HERA1D Tliundoy, OtTober 12, 1972 Supermarkets have headaches Chile facing food supply shortage By ISAAC A. LKVl Chile (AP) "Sorry. Duly one kilo JXT cus- tomer. Give Iiack the five-kilo bag of sugar, Hie overworked girls at tlio su- permarket cash register .said curtly. the white-haired grandmother asked. "Because there's a short- the girl replied. An argument followed. The bag was .spilled. Annamla Ponce Cisternas, TO, who min- utes before had fought with other customers to grab tho bag of precious .sugar off the stand, collapsed ami died of a heart attack. The incident nt n Santiago sujwrmarket Ihis week under- scored tho mounting tribula- tions that Chileans have been facing in the '12 months siticc President Salvador Allciidc took office. To buy bread, they must line up for an hour or more Real inflation outside corner bakeries. Flour is so scarce that bakers arc down to a, 413-hour supply. They miLst stand in line even longer to buy chicken. Chileans have not seen a quarter of beef in almost two months, much less tasle a steak. There is also a scarcity of pork, mutton, fish and other seafood. Butter and marga- rine, milk, sausage, bacon and potatoes arc in short sup- ply too. FOOD SCARCE Canned foods were rela- tively abundant until the end of July, when Allende's leftist administration started creat- ing problems for the can- neries prior to expropriating them. Tinned fowls started ills- from supermarket shelves after that. Prescription eyeglasses take 15 days to two months lo make. The lenses have to be ground by hand in small workshops. Lenses are on a long list of imports that Al- lende's government has sharply restricted to shore the dwindling foreign cur- rency reserves. Gudclia Sepulveda, 32, and her husband make good as a cle aniii g woman, he as a mechanic. Their monthly take home pay total escudos (about That is more than twice what they used to earn before Allende took office and or- dered big wage increases. But it is doing them little good. "There's nothing lo buy that we Gudelia grumbles. There aren't e von ne films. MOVJR house make do rerunning features that date back to the Hollywood times of Lauren Bacall and Alan Lacld, Marcos may resign TOKYO (AP) Ferdinand Marcos of the Phil- ippines said he will resign if he approves tlie draft of a new con- stitution and his co reject it in a national referen- dum, Ashai Shimbun reported today. Marcos said if the stitulion which a constitutional congress has been drafting for months is approved by the people, he will take this to mean they support his social reforms, lie said in an inter- view in Manila Tuesday with Ashai, Japan's largest news- paper. The constitution, as so far writ- ten, would switch the country from a presidential form o. government to a parliamentary system with a prime minister tail 'llil-fhc con-men con-onal for the 5 to ocial ntcr-with ews-writ-iiitrj n of itary is (lie only Filipino ever elected to two consecutive terms. Tiie present constitution prevents him from running for a :hird consecutive terra when liis present term expires in 1S173. Dut lie could retain control of the government as prims minister if a parliamentary government is installed. Marcos imposed marlial the Philippines on Sept. 22, contending there was a Communist tiireat lo the nation. Under martial law, lie said, landlords have agreed to offer land, and corrupt government employees have been discharged. they will fight hack soon and there will lw a crisis, Marcos predicted. 1HJS1I MESSINA, Sicily (AP) A minor gold rush in Messina developed alter six men discovered several hundred gold coins while digging in a dump. As news of the find spread, local fishermen swapped their nets tor shovels and joined the hunt in the dump. exercises SYDNEY, Australia (Renter) Three Canadian Forces the supply ship Provider and destroyer escorts Gatineau and Qu'Appcllo arrived today for two weeks of exercises willi the Koyal Australian TheTimelsNow The comfort of a knit in a 100% wool worsted knit You'll spy the difference immediately. This Action has the quality and looks of a 100% wool worsted with the comfort of a knit. So no matter how demanding the day, you'll still be looking great at the end. Checks, plains and fancy patterns. Brown, Blue, Grey or Olive. Regular Tall Short 69" SIMPSONS oears STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 a.m. lo p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. la 9 p.m. Centra Village- Telephone 326-9231 ;