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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta JIM MAYBIE Anti-shoplifting campaign launched Business Talk j,rtTHPTntti tt mP4iifii�t*ifnii"""i ii...TT.i>-u m CHOPLIFTING losses in the 0 U.S. have increased 221 per cent in the tost 10 years, according to latest FBI figures. Shortages in retail stores have climbed to $3% billion yearly. That is more than $8 million a day. "It should be considered our national embarrassment," says Howard Haimowitz, general manager of the operations division of the National Retail Merchants Association. The NRMA announced last week the kick-off of the first nationwide organized campaign against shoplifting ever to be conducted in the U.S. The campaign was developed by the NRMA and the International Newspaper Advertising Executive to inform and educate the community to the problems of shoplifting. More than 700 daily newspapers throughout the U.S. are expected to participate in the campaign. The program is basically one of educating the community concerning crime in the stores and its effects upon the lives of everyone. The cost of shoplifting and employee theft is borne by the general public. It most severely affects the poor and those of limited income. The U.S. newspapers have pledged editorial support and will run public service advertisements and feature stories on the problem of shoplifting. Radio and TV stations will be asked to co-operate by using spots and the services of disc Jockeys. The NRMA has prepared pamphlets and posters which are used to impress teenagers and their parents of the serious consequences of shoplifting. 'In Canada a person can be sentenced up to two years in jail for theft under $50 and up to 10 years for theft over $50. As the crime grows, penalties will likely also grow. But worse than a stiff fine or time in jail, is the criminal record one receives for shoplifting. The record doesn't specify "shoplifting." It simply states theft over or under $50. It doesn't say the stolen item was a 39-cent tube of lipstick, a loaf of bread or a tape recorder. Just theft over or under $50. A person caught shoplifting (another name for stealing) also has to go through the embarrassment of being photographed, fingerprinted appearing in court, and the resultant publicity. The stigma of being a thief is far worse than any fine. The NRMA has produced a 16mm color and sound film, Caught, which dramatically illustrates the consequences of being caught shoplifting. WARDS RENTALS Dlthe*, Coffee Urm, Punch B e w 11, Glatm, Tablet, Chairs, ate., ttc. PHONE 328.8775 It is designed to be shown to teenagers and adults, in schools, at civic and religious group meetings and libraries. Combatting shoplifting and staff thefts is a big job. It requires co-operation. It needs the help and co-operation of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, service clubs, school boards, city council, news media, police and individuals. A concerted effort is required to make everyone aware of this serious crime against society. It's late now but perhaps not too late to check the escalating rate and perhaps reduce it. A lot of people are going to have a lot of heartache if nothing is done to check shoplifting and staff thefts, through the penalties they will have to pay when caught. The new city council could get the ball rolling, with the co-operation of schools and school boards, by getting a full-scale anti-shoplifting program going in the schools, operated by the police. An example of how the crime is being treated can be taken from Monday's Wall Street Journal which devoted one-sixth of the front page and slightly less on an inside page to the problem. The headline states: Thou Shalt Not . . . Stores Find It's Not Easy to Stop Thieves - Pros or Amateurs; Security Devices Can Reduce Losses But Also Alienate Customers and Employees: A 'Mod Squad* Nails 1,000. More on shoplifting and staff thefts later. That's 'nough for now. Random thoughts Noticed how bartering is coming back again? You can buy almost anything these days if you have wheat or barley to trade. Of course you don't get your money's worth but you can at least trade it. A new product has been added as acceptable barter by one Lethbridge businessman. He's been advertising lately that you can get a new car from him for peanuts. I wonder what he'll do with all the peanuts after Halloween's over?    Have you noticed all the empty stores in downtown Lethbridge lately? It scares me.  * * Haven't heard anything from the city haU hierarchy lately on promises that a new hotel would be started in downtown Lethbridge this year. Sure am glad I didn't hold my breath waiting for the announcement. I can see a start being made on a decent-sized facility in three to five years but only time will tell, aye? I still wonder about all those boastful promises though.    I think it's about time we gave the Lethbridge MLAs something they could do for everyone in the area. How about dropping them a note asking that the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission be directed to establish an office in Lethbridge? One hundred per cent of the people in this area are involved with Alberta Health Care and the nearest rep is in Calgary. He's too busy up there to get around here any oftener than once every two years. Some people here are getting shafted because there's nobody to talk to. Ever try writing to a computer? * *  Almost threw out the family allowance cheque this month, Somebody changed the color from light brown to green, Looks more like money now, The cheques also carry a red maple leaf and a red bar from the national flag. Change in col or and design is to help make certain that they can only be cashed by the qualified recipient. * * � Some major developments, one for Lethbridge and one in/4% '90 106.00 Alcan 9%% '91 107.00 110.00 B.C. For 9%% '92 105.00 108.00 B.C. Tel 9Vs% '90 107.00 110.00 Bell Tel 9Vb% '79 108.00 110.00 Dividends By THE CANADIAN PRESS Bow Valley Industries Ltd., five cents Nov. 30, record Nov. 15. Selkirk Holdings Ltd., Class A nine cents Dec. 28, record Dec. 14. Simpson's Ltd., 10 cents Dec. 15, record Nov. 15. Bell Tel CPR CP Sec Cdn Uitl CMHC Gulf Oil Inter P P 8%% 9%% 9%% 9%% 8%% 9%% 9%% Noranda 9Vi% Int Nickel 9V*% N and C G 9Vt% St of Cdn 9V *2**14t * colm Phone 344-3822 ---Saturday, October 73, 1971 - THE lETHSRIDOE HERALD - ; Gold bucks downtrend By PETER LEICHINTZ Canadian Press Staff Writer A round of prime-rate reductions designed to stimulate Canada's sagging economy by the cou ntry's leading chartered banks failed to reverse the downward trend during the past two months as prices on Canadian markets closed lower in slow trading this week. The chartered banks cut their prime rate, the rate at which they loan money to their best customers, to 6V� from 6& per cent Wednesday. A spokesman for the Toronto Dominion Bank said the move was to stimulate loan demand for business expansion and thus improve the country's unemployment situation. While the move kindled some investor response it was not enough to offset the general downward trend of the market. During the week, the Toronto market's industrial index, considered a major indicator of market movement dropped 2.28 points to 162.22. At New York, the market plunged sharply lower for the third consecutive week in active trading. INDEX DOWN On the Montreal and Canadian exchanges, the composite index fell 3.08 points, closing at 167.46. Combined volume on the two ex changes was 3.83 million shares, compared with 4.04 mil-Lion last week. Volume at Toronto was 7.06 million shares, compared with 7.87 million last week. Monday, volume was the lightest in 17 months with only 1.21 million shares changing hands. At New York, the Dow Jones industrial average of 30 bine chip issues fell 22.48 points to 852.37. In the past two weeks the index has dropped more than 40 points. Volume at New York was 69.35 million shares, up from 61.67 million last week. Analysts said investor concern over how effective the second phase of President Nixon's economic policy will be continues to be the major dampening effect on the U.S. market. Gold issues provided the only bright spot on Canadian markets this week. GOLD PRICE UP A marked increase in trading and price of gold on international bullion markets pushed Canadian gold-producing issues higher this week. The Toronto gold index was up 1.28 points to 148.52. A dividend reduction by Fal-con bridge Nickel midway through the week confirmed investor concern over base Salesman of the Month MR. TREVOR HANSEN, of Art Williams Agencies Ltd., hat been awarded the lethbridge Real Ettate Co-Op ltd. monthly talet contest award for September, 1971. This award is outstanding in itself because it is not only bated on talet but it a combination of sales, listingt and properties told. Trevor tt well qualified to handle all your real ettate needs and Invites all inquiries pertaining to real estate. metal producers earnings. In recent weeks observers said inverters appear to be abandoning that particular sector of the market primarily due to poor earnings reports and a dismal outlook for world metal markets. At Toronto, the base metal index closed at a seven-year low Friday, down 3.17 points to 72.31. Imperial Oil provided the only highlight in oil issues this week, announcing improved earning* for the first nine months of its current fiscal year. Appointment MR. JAKE JANZEN Mr. Oliver A. Norland, General Manager of General Farm Supplies takes pleasure in announcing the appointment of Mr. Jake Janzen as Allis-Chalmers tales representative for the Lethbridge area. Mr. Janzen is a 23-year resident of the Coaldale district, and has been associated with General Farm Supplies tince 1966. He It fully qualified to assist you in the purchase of your farm equipment needs, and would welcome your enquiries. Jake may be contacted by phone; Days-327-3165, Evon-ings-345-3678. HIDDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES ACROSS 1 Journal.  Sheer. 10 So. Amen * rodent. 14 Sweet*. 19 Prim. 20 King of Judea. 22 Spanish riven. 23 Assumed name. 24 Dried grape. 25 Elephant tutk. 28 Doee wrong. 27 Mother-of. pearl. 28 Whale. 29 Mr. MuilaL 31 Hawaiian birds. 33 Irleh nobleman. 35 Pronoun. 36 Entreaty. 38 Bedouin. 40 Oriental coins. 41 Southern college: Int" 42 Footlike part. 43 Luttroue fabric. 45 For ' examples Lat abbr. 1- Bailey. 2 Veetment 3 Footed: eomb. form. 4 Goddess' of discord. 6 Most apartments, 8 Porcelain ware. 7 Bulgarian coin. 5 Fetter. 9 Minute openings. 10 Burdent of distress. .11 Mien. 90 47 Son of Kith. 49W*b. 61 Expunges, 54 Old cart. 56 Manger. 68 -Jubilee. 62 Hedging bet: at. S3 Wall painting. 64 "Boob trap": var. 66 American painter. 67 Watte allowance. 68 Nave*. 69 Sweettop. 71 French river. 73 Traduce. 74 Contraction. 75 Month. 76 Dutch town. 77 Thong. 79 Gelderland city. 80 Tumeric. 81 Beverage. 82 Blind a hawk. 83 Shows seom. 122 84 Inflexible. - 85 Nabokov 123 title. 86 Algonquin*. 125 87 Swerve. 88 Grief. 127 DOWN 93 94 95 99 100 102 103 104 105 107 108 109 110 111 113 115 117 118 120 121 12 Marine skeleton. IS Sueeor. 14 Stick. 15 Wing. 16 Recess. 17 Venture*. 18 French river. 19 Sudden fall. 21 Unite of force. 30 Vessel. 32 Legislated; 34 Repents. 37 Resource. 39 Brews. 42 Picket*, 44 46 48 50 51 S2 53 54 55 57 59 60 Edge of a caak. Shooting matches In Nice. Cluny. Snake -* Guided. Common* place. Skin of a� animal. Extinct ratite*. . Macaw. Rustic fete*, Evil. Additional. Merino. Leaping amphibian. Simpleton: Fr. French painter. River duck*;' Green quarts. Flourishing. Potherb. Ulcer. Secondary: comb. form. Female sheep. . German donkey. Way: abbr. Comparative euffix. Gazelle Of Tibet. Fifty four: Rom. Leo the -. Organic-compound. Street show. Oat Type size. Reprimand*. Hatter'e mallet. Low-lyin� tract*. Evade, 128 Btue-footeo petrel, 129 Spanish article. 131 A* written: mus. 183 Epoch*.. 135 Portico. � 137 Gin. 141 Stannum. 142 Being: Fr. 143 Wave-like molding*. 145 Melville novel. 147 Mohammed'* son-in-law. 148 Old English coin. 150 Church calendar 152 Scalded. 154 Do a favor for. 156 Narrate*. 157 Fibbed. - 158 Fixed look. 159 Clamor*. UOAnnolt: ' arch. 161 Smooth breathing. 162 Ancient Levantine .country. 163 Hinder by fear. 61 Soak again. 63 Slipper. 65 Ireland. 58 Hawaiian dance, 70 Hindu cymbal*. 72 Arctic cetacean, 75 Worn-out horses. 76 Red and Black -� 77 Dirk. 78 Loin muscle. 82 Withered. 83 Religious group. 85 Morning; abbr. 86 Osier. 87 Man-servants. 89 Saxon god. 90 Goose cry. 91 Sun: comb, form. 92 Utopian, 93 Chalky ilieate. 94 Neptune. 95 Kusan Indian. 96 French revolution. 1st. 97 Uneven. 98 Ranter* 101 Mu*lo note, 102 Ceramic*. 103 Breakwater. 106 Flank*. 108 Dot* and dashes. 109 Verrucas. 110 Apple. 112 Stitch. 114 Fish agg*. 116 Dawn goddess* 117 Sulk. 119 Den. 122 Type *tze. 124 Ramble idly. 126 Innocent one. 128 Alto. 129 Naptry. 130 Fish. 132 High abode. .134 Fry lightly. I36 Family aymbol. 138 Elevate. 139 American author. 140 Desert*; 1418o long. 142 Otherwise, 144 Epochal. 146 Wood instrument 149 Cloth measure* 161 Haunt 153 New Deal setup: Inlts 18S Ignited*. Diagramless 19 x 19, by Anne Halloraa ACROSS 1 Spring month. 4 Put out of Ight 7 Narrow passage. 10 Plot*. 14 Bring* to light. 18 Wind instruments, 17 Bride'* concern. 18 Postesslv* pronoun. 19 Chirp. 21 Moral wrongs* 22 Each. 23 Took roughly. 25 Pig's pan. 26 Shock. 27 Young canine. 30 Sandpiper. 81 Walk languidly. 32 Abound. 33 Drawing room. 34 Annoying break*. 38 Plunge In water. 39 Unpleasant look. 40 Fasting period, 41 Truth. 42 Overhead railway*. 43 Fact*. 44 Dane* (tap. 47 Inventor'* ' right*. BO Insect. 81 Unmixed. 52,Alone: Lat. 64 Inlet, 65 New England tate. 67 Virtuously. 60 Fruit*. 63 Inspect* In detail. 64 Keep* away* 65 "Many - called.. 36 Soft food. , MOWS 1 - Farrow. 2 Everyone. 9 Affirmative reply. 4 Skirt edge. 5 Sprite. 6 Far down, 7 Lounging rooms. 3 Feminine name. 9 Marsh. 10 Halt*. 11 Vinegar bottle. 12 Speed up. 13 Cook slowly. 14 Orange skin. 16 Indian weight. 17 Property attachment. JO Annoy. 21 Pencil end, 24 Spur on. 27 Game on horseback. 28 On top of* 29 Animal enclosure*. 30 Withered. SI Lion'* home. 37 Smooth- 47 Play on 56 Matt drink* 32Tryout. thelltd fruit*. word*: pt. 58 Mistake. 33 Printer's 41 Destiny. 48-Thumb. 59 Sweet-� mark. 43 Chance. 49 Spill over. 60 Ribbed 34 Unemployed. 44 Separate*. 51 Stone*. cotton. 35 Harrison 45 Old* 53 Notion. 61 Mia* Gabo* or Coward. womanish* 65 Abusive 62 Maple treg 36 Large cack*. 46 Remains remark*: si* fluid. b*hind* CRYPTOGRAMS SOLOTIONS Ot LAST WEEK'S POBELIS �UTinpiaitjMa LHJlBbD (�ICirjllilUClalvj iihcloi:) UUEJCIL] idUUfciU ninmn nnnrcn cmvv I43UU1 UUUUti UliuL ra*ini flnnnn ntmei nrcarara HiargnnnniniH nnnBira ntiimriR nnnnnijuutj) rjcuuci fcULJUIJ -.SHHSK oomaa ufcuiifc KuiIe 1MB jayHH mum lifcE CEB wanna tituiati cbeboee i nrana niininnn t nnnir tfErtil Risnn nnni?i? 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