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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Thuriday, 9, 1971 THE IETHBRIDG! HERALD TORONTO (CP) The price-cutting war among Canada's major supermarkets has passed into history, and food prices are climbing again. But supermarket executives say consumers still ore reaping some benefit from the war because prices would he much higher if chains had not slashed their profit margins late last year. "Rising costs in all sectors of the economy have built up inflationary pressures that are Ure power of the retailer alone to George C, Mclcalfe, chairman and president of loblaw Companies Ltd., said in an interview this week. Supermarkets had been forced to raise prices again because of increased salary costs, taxes and price increases by manufacturer and producer, but they were "still- well below prices before Uie battle commenced." Dominion Stores Ltd. started the price war Nov. 1. chains joined and supermarket officials soon estimated lhat housewives were saving about a week on groceries. DOMINION AGREES But Thomas McCormack, president of Dominion Stores, agrees with Mr. Melcalfe that it has not been feasible to retain discount prices. "There is no way prices will go but he said in an interview. "The country is in rampant inflation." Mr. McCormack said gross the 'liffer-ence between what a chain pavs for a product, less an allowance for spoilage, shrinkage and pilfering, arid the price charged dropped drastically during the and are still below "pre-war" levels. He said the price upa.s tough on the company's balance sheet. Dominion's annual profit after taxes plunged to from Other supermarket chains also reported declining emphasis on cutting costs last fall and trying to keep prices as low as possible this year has had repercussions. Chains often wore forced to reduce personnel and the longer lineups at checkout counters and the smaller bag-packing and carry-out-slaff annoyed some shoppers. Executives suggested that they will have to start paying increased attention to the feelings of strappers in order to win Mr. Mctcalfe said that chains might have to go in for bigger sLorirs to increase productivity and generate the sales necessary to overcome rising operating costs. SHORTAGE LONDON (AP) Lord Royle, a Labor peer, told the House of Lords Britain someday may run out of waler pure enough to drink if people don't stop using it for baths. GUNKED-UP GOOSE Bob Taylor, a museum photo- grapher, rescued a pair of geese from Winnipeg's Assin- iboine River Sunday afier the birds got trapped in an oil slick. The oil, of unknown origin, poured out of a storm sewer following a heavy rain. Workmen stopped the drifling slick with a log boom and pu-mped the oil off the water. The birds were cleaned up and taken 1o a suburban bird sancluary. Police, customs not doing job OTTAWA (CP) More than 90 per cent of the heroin and hashish directed into the rich North American market is get- ting past police and customs. An international survey by In- terpol suggests that despite in- creasing arrests and seizures, no more than seven or eight per cent of the trade is being stopped. Lucien Aubc, director of In- terpol's criminal division, gave the estimate at a news briefing after the second day of Inter- pot's general assembly Tues- day. Interpol, t h e International Criminal Police Organization, gets annual reports from its 111 member countries on narcotics. In 19C7, seven tons of cannibis or taken by police in 400 seizures. The figures rose to 53 tons and seizures last year. Interpol had surveyed mem- bers last year to try to make "the link between what we find and what really circulates." The result suggested that po- lice were lucky to get seven or eight per cent. Interest shown in cartoon films Food prices climb again after brief respite HOLLYWOOD (AP) grossed million. cartoon feature film, once success of Peanuts Disney preserve, is being a says anima- sued by a variety of producer Fred Calvert. who hope to harvest the I hope the industry is misled into thinking that an- Ever since 1937, when is the only thing. You E-'isney made a huge hit to have a solid story and Snow While and the characters, loo." Dwarfa, other cartoon Productions is making ers have trie-1 to succeed cartoon feature of Don Quix- feature films. Nearly all based on a script by film Somehow Uiey lacked the John Paxton. ney touch of combining Centre will have an- nation with artistry to go at the Peanuts charac- an attraction which could be with Snoopy, Come Home. played over the veteran pro- Charlie Brown of of television cartoons, fame broke the Disney announced partnership Saggitarius Productions for Last year Cinema feature based on E. B. Films, the CBS modern classic, Char- scored a hit witli A Boy Web. Charlie Brown. It cost which has special- in educational and sales training films, has two features World way: The Hans Christian Andersen Story and Aesop, Disney continues crisis its deliberate pace of turning out a feature every three years. at is Robin Hood, with the voices of Peter Ustinov, Bedford, Phil Harris, LONDON (lieutcr) Tlie Thomas and Andy De- fect of the world currency on Commonwealth trade and velopment will be discussed finance ministers from 3) monwealth countries at Nassau in Hie Bahamas Sept. 23-2-1, set formed sources said As happens every year, tlie Commonwealth ministers vote meeting for an exchange views just before the annual meetings of the Monetary Fund and the Bnnk, this year opening DEER (CP) A Washington Sept. recount of votes cast in "This year's meeting will constituency in the Aug. taking place at A critical Alberta general election will ment in Ilie history of the licld Sept. 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