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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta FABULOUS US VEGAS 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Circus Circus Many Extras Several Departures from Calgary Only rtn. per person (double occupancy) ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, September 8, 1973 PAGES 17 to 32 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lethbridgs, Alberta lower Level 7th Street Shopping Mall Phone (403) 328-7411 ADDING MACHINES Local retailers find stock depleted because of'rail strike By JIM LOZERON Herald Staff Writer The month-long strike by Canada's railways has left Lethbridge businesses with dwindling supplies of mer- chandise. Hardest hit are firms which rely almost exclusively on rails to bring stock from the east. John Loewen, manager of Simpson Sears said the strike has had a drastic effect on the store. "It has effected every de- partment with the exception of women's fashions, whicn are trucked in from Winnipeg and he said. "The remainder of our stock is in very short supply since it is all shipped by rail." The odd rail car of mer- chandise was received shortly after the rotating strikes began in mid July. "But, we have received no shipments for two he said. Almost every item in the store is in short supply, but the major appliances section is the hardest hit, he said. Stock buildup "The situation is very, very critical right now. We may have to cancel one of our larger he said. Sears three-day promotion had been scheduled to start Sept. 20. "Right now we are feeling it the most. The longer it's pro- longed the worse it he said. Mr. Loewen said it will take a month before the sup- ply of stock is built up to bud- geted levels, if the firm re- ceives its normal supply of goods. At Batons, assistant man- ager Ted Clark said the store is short but not out of its supply of large appli- ances, with the exception of deep freezes. "At the moment the situa- tion is a little he said. "We are starting to get a trickle of merchandise. Two shipments of bedding and up- holsterd goods -arrived re- cently from Manitoba." Most of the merchandise ef- fected is shipped from the east, and loaded east of Thun- derbay, a centre that has often been tied up by rotat- ing strikes along with Win- nipeg. If merchandise is loaded east of Thunderbay at Toron- to or Montreal, local stores have difficulty receiving it. Stores which specialize in large appliances and furniture also report their stocks deplet- ing. Critical Gordon Bowden, president of Tomorrow's Furniture, said his firm had not receiv- ed anything from the manu- facturer for two weeks. He said unless the stock starts rolling in two weeks then the situation will be critical. But for now the firm is able to meet most orders, al- though the strike has hurt his business to some extent. September to December is the peak period for furniture sales, he said. Assistant managr of Capi- tol Furniture, Blake Bartel, says the rail strike has not had a "great deal of effect on because his warehouse carries a large in- ventory of stock. "We could go without deliveries for a he said. Although food stores have also been effected by the strike, merchants have had difficulty obtaining items as canned goods, biscuits, and corn flakes which are shipped in from the east. Many of the items sold in food stores in produce de- partments especially, are not supplied by and are therefore not effected by the strike. Bob Kemp, downtown Safe- way manager said the situa- tion is not serious at the mo- ment and won't be unless rail service continues to be dis- rupted for ''quite a while." Variety difficult The main problem, he said, is maintaining a variety of goods on the shelves. "Local products have he said. Lawrence Sharun, man- ager of Macdonald's Consoli- dated, Safeway's Lethbridge warehouse, refused to com- ment on existing supplies of stock, in the city. Spokesmen for L-Mart and IGA food stores declined to comment. Walter Currie, of Curie's Foods said it was difficuJi to obtain some items. He men- tioned '.'.Tapping paper, can- ned meat and vegetables, and supplies shipped from the east. But he said that the shortage was not having too much effect on business. Cheese, canned foods, and rice are items, in short sup- ply, Ed Crowe, assistant man- ager at Value Village said. Some cigarettes are not coming in, he said, but added that the produce department, which is not supplied by rail, has not been effected." ress concern Doctors over alcohol advertising Restricted advertising of beer and wine on radio and television stations will add to the problem of alcoho- lism and drug abuse and un- dermine efforts of persons and agencies working to con- trol the problem, according to the Alberta Medical As- sociation. In z. four-page statement, the association says that by agreeing in principle to ad- vertising on television and radio, the government will encourage the utilization of products advertised. The statement in the AMA's answer to the government's request that the AMA assist in developing guidelines for beer and wine advertising, a local AMA spokesman told The Herald. "We decided not to assist with guidelines but rather to express our concern to the Alberta public" over the ef- fects advertising will have on alcoholism, the spokes man said. The AMA sought a hearing on the matter after the throne speech in February and was finally granted one in July. At that time, the government intimated the decision to al- low expanded advertising had Town- City council will hold its third town-hall meeting of the year Monday at 7 p.m. The town hall format allows citizens who wish to air any beefs or opinions about the city and the way it is being run to present their case without going through the formalities of requesting a spot on the coun- cil agenda. Council faces a fairly light agenda in its regular meeting which starts at 8 p.m. but MOVING? AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES meeting aldermen will be confronted with a petition from some 16 that a portion of Lakemount Blvd. near their homes be paved. The residents claim city buses travelling down the road whip up a great deal of dust and that large pieces of gravel are thrown from the surface of the roadway by bus and car tires presenting a danger to pedestrians and children. They want the boulevard from Huron Place to Great Lakes Rd. paved or im- proved immediately, saying that requests for action to the city engineering department resulted only in a light film of oil being laid which dissi- pated in 18 hours leaving them with oily dust. If this cannot be done they ask that city buses take an- other route. In other business to go be- fore council Monday, utilities Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MfDICAL DENTAL BLDC. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 ASTRO _____REAITY LTD. Hurray, Hurray, we sold a home today, let us sell yours. PHONE 328-7748 AVOID MACHINERY DOWN-TIME! We have c complete stock of Hydraulic Hose, Fittings, Belts, Chains, Bearings, etc., distributed locally by OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 226 36th St. N. Phone Lethbridge 327-1571 or the "OLIVER DEALER" nearest you director Oli Erdos reports there is not yet much to re- port on the city's electric power supply study. The consulting firm of CH2M-Hill, conducting the study to determine the city's best means of meeting its fu- ture power requirements, has so far talked to the Energy Resources C o n s e r vation Board, and done some load analysis work. Future reports from the firm should include more de- tail, Mr. Erdos says. Council will also be asked to ratify an amended agree- ment with Marshall Auto Wreckers Ltd. According to Deputy Mayor Cam Barnes the new agree- ment provides for the immed- iate clearing of wrecked cars from six acres of the Mar- shall yard south of 4th Ave- nue by Oct. 1. Deputy Mayor Barnes said the provines is giving top priority under its program of cleaning up auto hulks throughout the province to the Marshall yard job. The firm will have to move the cars it wants to keep to the north side of its yard so the city can begin dumping fill on the south end. In the agreement with Woodward Stores Ltd., the city must develop six acres of parking within a year and a further four acres with- in three years. Also for council considera- tion is a slightly revised feed- lot control bylaw which has been expanded to include fur farming, pig opsrations and poultry production. AIR VAC 1811 2nd AVE. S. PHONE 328-0286 Power furnace cleaning PARK'S-NEILSON'S Dry Cleaners Ltd. SUPERIOR DRY CLEANING 311 6th S. and 1514A 9th Ave.S. PHONE 327-4141 327-5151 327-7771 -2 hour service -Expert tailoring -Hat blocking and leather processing pleat drapery processing been made by the caucus even before the throne speech, the spokesman said. The release states, "We are satisfied that the adver- tising of beer and wine on radio and TV no matter how restricted will increase utili- zation of alcohol because the purpose of advertising is to increase use. "Wineries and breweries are not going to spend thous- ands of dollars on advertise- ments unless such advertis- ing can be justified by in- creased sales." The government decision has been influenced by the fact that other news media are allowed to advertise beer, and liquor whereas radio and television are not permitt- ed to advertise alcoholic bev- erages. The association also says the decision is also in- fluenced by the fact that cable television carries all forms of liquor advertising. At the 1972 annual meeting of the AMA a resolution was passed opposing such adver- tising. The resolution adopt- ed by the Canadian Medical Association also referred to the effect on children of ad- vertising alcohol on TV and radio. The resolution contend- ed that advertising raises the level of acceptance by society of these substances. "Alcohol is the most abus- ed and used drug in use says the association. Alcoholism is a major health problem in Alberta and Cana- ada. The health, social, fam- ily and economic costs of this disease are immeasurable." The association argues that the government should not allow liquor advertising on the two media despite the fact that liquor advertise- ments are now carried on cable television. Persons and organizations, including the AMA, the Al- berta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, and the Alberta Pharmaceutical Associat ion are working to develop a foundation for university ed- ucation and research into alcoholism and drug abuse, the AMA says. But "no pro- gram of education is going to counteract the effect of TV and radio advertising sup- ported by the considerable resources available to winer- ies and breweries." The association points out that the overall trend in Can- ada is toward no liquor ad- vertising and says that the jAlbafta governjmient in in- troducing legislation to allow it because it has no control over cable television from the U.S. where this type of ad- vertising is allowed.1 "Two wrongs do not make a the association claims. The AMA contends that drug advertising should be eliminated from all media including television, radio and the printed media and looks to government for meaningful decisions on be- half of society. E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Blda. Phone 3274565 Football fever Tracy Sinclair holds ball for Murray Malacko College The Lethbridge Community College has experienced a sharp decline in enrolment this year while, on the aver- age, community colleges ac- ross Canada have registered a boost in attendance. Statistics Canada this week reported a seven per cent in- crease in community college attendance while LCC total registrations were down 73 students from the previous years' registration day total of 964. The LCC registration day enrolment is slightly more than a seven per cent de- Prof. honored A University of Lethbridge education professor has be- come the only Canadian member on an international rehabilitation council estab- lished to obtain improved treatment for the disabled throughout the world. Dr. S. A. Perkins will serve on the Council of Rehabilita- tion International's education commission which recom- mends policies and projects to better learning oppor- tunities for the disabled. crease. The college's school of lib- eral education suffered the greatest decrease in enrol- ment with only 463 students registering this fall compared with 516 on the same date in 1972. The school of business had 37 fewer students register, the school of technical vocation- al education showed a de- crease of seven students and the school of nursing enrol- ment increased by 24 stu- dents. Of the individual programs, general secretarial (-22 stu- data processing secre- tarial (-14 law en- forcement radio arts business manage- ment (-12) and meat techni- cian (-8) experienced the greatest enrolment declines. The outdoor recreation and the nursing programs were j the only courses to show a substantial increase in stu- dent enrolment this year. Out- door recreation was up 15 stu- dents and the two nursing programs increased 24 stu- dents. SMILEY'S GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS SI20 INSTALLED Phone 328-2176 Planners prepare ase 2 While the phase one area of downtown redevelopment is in the limelight this week with Woodwards about to un- veil plans for its new store, plans are being formulated behind the scenes for phase two redevelopment. Phase two will cover most the downtown area west of 5th Street left untouched by the Woodwards province development roughly sis square blocks from Scenic Drive to both sides of 4th Street, and from 1st Avenue to 4th Avenue S. Oldman River Regional Planning Commission plan- ners have come up with a development plan for the area which council and city administrators will discuss shortly. From it will emerge a de- velopment control bylaw which will specify the types of development that will be permitted. Major developers including Oxford Leaseholds Co. Ltd. of Edmonton are interested in the area and according to Mayor Andy Anderson devel- opment could occur within two years. Make Hoyt's Your Hunting Headquarters! REMINGTON 700 B.D.I. BiG GAME In 30-06 or Cat. Complete with sling and swivels and suit- cose lype gun case. 227 ONLY 7MM MAGNUM 23550 Call Sporting 327-5767 DOWNTOWN BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom Installations Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. 5. No. 11 Lethbridge Air Cadet Squadron Fall activities commence again with our first Parade at p.m., Tuesday, September 11th. Parade Lo- cation Kenyan Field Armories. New Program will include familiarization and in- structional flying, coupled with regular air oriented classes. Sports, rifle range instruction, and some drill are part of our program. Boys 13 to 18 years, in good health, are elegible. Uniforms are provided and there is no enrollment costs. Contact Captain Norm Bullied for further inform- ation. Days 328-9216; Evenings 328-6759. e you planning a faan- ti quet. wedding reception or fl[ social gathering soon? Let us prepare and serve a delicious meal to your exact specifications. THE LOTUS BANQUET ROOM for up to 125 persons is available at all times. 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