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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Going lo make llic most of his lime Wldnetdny, Seplimbir t, 1971 _ THE LITHBRIDGE HERALD Auto magnate marks 100th birthday OS1IAWA, Onl (CP) Five years ago, on his D5lh birthday, Col. R. S. McLaughlin said he had no intention of fading into a forgotten era. "I don't know how long I'm going lo live another year or five he said with his usual exuberance. "But I'm going to make Uie most of eacli day." 'loday, although time has dimmed some of that zest in Col. Sam, Uie grand old man of aulo-making is up and around to cut yet another birthday cake. And at 100, he's still the ccentre of the city of Oshawa, the place he put on the in- dustrial map when the automo- bile and the 20lh century were young. Today's gatherings are only two of a scries lhat have been held in the colonel's honor, and often in his absence, for months now. Borthday parties, parades and pageants have been blaring like aulo horns since the begin- ning of the year. They're all for the man who turned his horse-drawn car- riages into cars, the philan- thropist of scientific research and youlh movements and the industrialist and colonel who was loo old lo serve in the First j World War, Robert Samuel McLaughlin (the litle of colonel is honorary) was bom of Irish-Scottish ances- try in nearby Enniskillen when j Sir John A. Macdonald was' prime minister. Wohn he was five, he once lold a reporter, a wheel swing- ing from Ihe ceiling in his fath- er's carriage shop hil him on the head, "and I've had wheels in my head ever since." Those "wheels" were later to MOON SURFACE This close-up view of the moon's surface looking toward llie southeast shows a rock strewn crattr which NASA geologists say is relatively fresh. The Apennine Front is in Ihe left background and Hadley Delta is in the right back- ground. convince his father lhat Ihe horse-and-buggy days were lad- ing and the autmobile was Ihe coming filing. When his father finally and reluctantly agreed, S'am, then 26, made a deal to import engines from the United Slates and went on to win a cor- ner of Ihe North American ear markel with his McLaughlin- Euick and other auto lines. The decision brought him wealth and fame, although il fell shorl of the all-Canadian car empire he had envisioned. With the imported engines, he designed and built cars at Osh- awa until 1918 when he sold out the fledgling industry to Gen- eral Motors Corp. lie became president of the resulting Gen- eral Molors of Canada, and vice-president of the U.S. group. He's still chairman of the board of directors of the Cana- dian subsidiary, alter retiring in 1967 from the directorship of Ihe U.S. parent firm. Of course, titles are common to Col. Sam, who was also vice- president of Toronto Dominion Bank, director of Canadian Pa- cific Railway, Consolidated Min- ing and Smelting Co. of Canada Ltd., Mclntyre Porcupine Mines Ltd., Moore Corp. Ltd., Cana- dian General Electric Co. Ltd., Royal Trust Co., and Interna- tional Nickel Co. of Canada. But his first love has been the Oshawa car plant where, until last year, he spent at least an hour each day at the office. The plant now employs more than workers. IIJs wealth today is estimaled at up to S275 million. He has do- nated millions of dollars to the building funds of Canadian uni- versities and has financed more than 400 young Canadian doc- tors and their families to go abroad for a year of study. A grant started the McLaughlin science planetar- ium in Toronto and another SI million expanded Toronto's Hos- pital for Sick Children. In addition, he is considered Canada's most generous sup- porter of the boy scout move- ment. The father of five daughters, Col. McLaughlin said before the birth of the lasl one: "I don't care what happens, I'm going lo call the next child Billy." PRICES EFFECTIVE Thurs., Fri. and Sat. Sept. 9th-- lOth-llfh w MACLEODS Present SPACE AGE COOKING HAWIIAN GOLD TANG ORANGE CRYSTALS PINEAPPLE JUICE FRUIT COCKTAIL. TOMATOES CANNED HAM SALMON DOG FOOD 3oz. net wl. 40-fl. 01. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT GROCER GET PERSONALIZED SERVICEI CONTADINA SWIFTS 14-fl. on. tins J for 19 fl. oz. llns tJ for c 24-01 nel wl. TEA ROSE, KETA............................B (I. 01 lini ROVER............................ IS-oi. lins 3 3 1. 79C 1.00 PURITY FLOUR Chicken Noodle Soup Peanut Butter Ir Aylmer Catsup Vinegar pval1" Lyons ZVi-oi. pkg. 0 for Valu Milk Powder Cvl 3 ,b Pk3 hr 1.49 1 .29 Qulck Oats 5 lb 79c 4 T0r 99c Bath Tlssue 4 Instant Coffee Nescafe6 ia, 1.29 Mayfair Foods Dairy and Frozen Products Cake Mixes 6for 99c Margarine 3ibPkg69c Toothpaste Process Cheese 2 ib. 1.59 D'.nr Chicken, n Oft "OT TICS Turkey, Beef.......8-01. J for French Fries 2 for Mayfair Foods Bakery t-l' The MICROWAVE OVEN introduces a new and exciting form of food preparations. Food is cooked by microwave rather than dry heal which will save lime and permits many short cuts. There is no temperature setting, no preheating required, I so ihere is (ess dehydration and shrinkage of many foods. Frozen food can be defrosted in minutes thus climinat- 1 ing long periods of advance planning and wailing. COOKING TIMES FOR EVERYDAY USE Conventional Time Beef Roasl Chicken Pieces I Turkey Hamburgers Ham (Pre-cooked) Potatoes (baked) (Mixed Vegetables Cauliflower Cabbage >er Ib. 18-20 min. 25-30 min. 20-25 min. min. 35 min, 75 min. 18 min. 15 min. 20 min. Temp. Microwave Oven per Ib 350 degrees min. 325 degrees 8-10 min. 300 degrees 4 min. 300 degrees min. 300 degrees 5 min COOKING DEMONSTRATION Thursday, Friday, Saturday Sept. 9, 10 and 11 Cinnamon Rolls Pkg. 33c Fish and Chips rork, 59c WE INVITE YOU TO TRY OUR MEATS "THE BEST IN TOWN" Mayfair Foods Meats Canada Choice Canada Good WRED OR BLUE BRAND STEER BEEF CHUCK ROASTS CROSS RIB ROASTS 49 Ib. Ground Beef sh.uid.r Pork Chops mb ib 79c Burns Bacon 5ide, 43c ib 69c Pork Chops loincu, ib. 99c Mayfair Foods Produce "Flavour Fresh" 2 speed temperature selection (includes AIR FLUFF) Safety door switch Front lint filter Balanced air flow drying Heavy duty suspension and drive SPECIAL 149 .50 3 DAYS ONLY PEACHES Prune Plums ,.c. Lettuce 2 B.C. Freestone Canada Domestic..........Case 349 39' Potatoes-, 10 _ RED Mihalik's 642 I3th St. N., Lethbridge Phone 328-5742 FREE CITY DELIVERY! STORE HOURS: Mon. Tues. Sal, 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Thurs. Fri. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. magfafr Bartlett's WARNER, ALTA. STORE HOURS: Mon.-Tuos.-Thurs.-Fri.-Sol 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed. 9 o.m. p.m. ;