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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Store hours six full days, tivo nights Business Talk JIM MAYBIE THE city's closing bylaw i the hottest issue counci Das had to face since the ques tion of the university site. Lobbying is just as activi and fierce. Council's decision could make or break Lethbridge. Nobody will be entirely sat isfied with what council de- cides. Some will be very dis satisfied. Any alderman who expects to win a popularity contest, has no business sit ting on council. To procrastinate, and dump this bag of worms in the la] of a new council, would be a dastardly act. The issue now is a political football in the gandlot league but if counci doesn't take action soon, i could become a political foot ball in the major league. Mem bers of a new council coulc erroneously be elected solely on their stand on this emotion charged issue. There are many aspects to consider Hie independent merchant, the chain stores staffs, the shopper, non retai businesses which would be af fected and others too numer- ous to mention in this column. I would suggest council's only course of action is to allow stores to open six days a week until 6 p.m. with Thursday and Friday shopping until 9 p.m. To throw the bylaw out al this time would be as big a mistake as closing stores on Monday, as proposed by differ- ent factions. If you ask the shoppers, they would be happy with stores open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as long as the product prices didn't increase, Enforced Monday closing would be Meal for employees who would nave two consecu- tive days a week off, time in which to regenerate one's bat- teries and enjoy some of the activities which require more than one day. Monday closing would also make business life more bear- able for the independent mer- chant wiUi a small ittaff. But, it would be the most backward step Lethbridge could take businesswise. No other major shopping centre, except Regina, is known to have Monday closing. Regina is having more than its share of problems with Monday clos- ing, and it won't be long be- fore stores will be allowed to open Mondays. With Monday closing there is a problem of shipping and re- ceiving goods. It could mean goods could not be shipped or received for perhaps three days a week. An extra day of wait- ing by a customer generally means an extra day of frustra. tion for that customer Business which normally comes to Lethbridge on a Mon- day, because some small com- munities close shop Mondays, would likely go to other centres. Calgary abandoned its Mon- day closing more than 15 years ago. It's hard to imagine that HAY REALTY LTD. ANNOUNCEMENT D'ARCY KERR HAY REALTY LTD., College Mall, Is pleased to announce the appointment of D'Arcy Kerr as a sales consultant. 0'Arc.y comes to this position with many years experience in Real Estate Sales and Management. D'Arcy Is looking forward to being of honest and reliable service to the people of Lethbrldge and District. Feel free to Contact D'Arcy at HAY REALTY LTD. 357-7077 or his home 337-0761. Lethbridge is that far behind Calgary. If Lethbridge called for man datory closing of stores Mon days, I'd put my money when my mouth is that the bylaw would be repeatedly broken in short order, the whole fuss would resume and the bylaw would end up in the sanilarj landfill. Put teeth to the by law? Ha! That's been tried What's in fines and le- gal fees to a major concern7 There's no way major stores are gotag to stand for Monday closing. They want wide open hours. They want to stay open as long as economically feas ible. They are in business to make money and if they feel i will pay to open longer, the; will. That's free enterprise. What right does council real ly have to legislate in which hours a firm may make its money? Does it tell lawyers doctors, dentists or babysitters when they may operate? This is almost reason enough to throw the bylaw out entirely. But I think there is a mora and slight financial consadera tjion council must give to look ing after the independent, with out whom this city would no be what it is today. The independent largely keeps the money circulating h this community. Profits are no shipped off to head office. They are spent and invested here to a greater extent than the large chain store operation. But then, the large chain store provides greater employ- ment, and the payroll is large- ly plowed back into the com- munity. Closing Mondays would have a detrimental affect on em- ployment Take a look at the downtown area, supposedly the heart of the city. The city has a consid- erable investment in utilities and services. It is the high-tax area. If downtown businesses fail, so do the taxes and the city's investment is not recov- ered from, that source. Down- town becomes a blight instead of an asset. You say downtown merchants have bad the upper hand for too many years, that the citi- zens have been hosed for too tag, that it would serve them right if they went belly-up? Remember, they are the pio- neers who helped make LetV- bridge what it is today. If they all folder) up, we would be al the mercy of the chains. We would lose valuable service and the economy woulc suffer greatly. We look after our senior citi- zens to a degree. So we must also look after our pioneer mer- chants to a degree. The extent to which we look after the independent is for council to decide. By retaining a dosing by- law, the independent merchant is assisted. By keeping Mon- days open, some of the onus is rightly put on them for their future. There is nothing in the bylaw to force a store to open on any day or a1 any time. If the 170 independent mer- chants who petitioned for Mon- day closing get together, they can effectively close Mondays and give themselves and their staffs two consecutive days of rest. As a group, they might be able to survive if they close Undoubtedly, some of their business or anticipated In- crease in business will be trans- :erred to the stores open Mon- day, but they may survive as a group. Some stores which have been closed Mondays for years are doing well. I know of shoppers who find Friday night their most con- venient night to shop. They used to shop downtown but they now go to where the stores are open. If an independent is open on the customer's m'ost conven- ent day, he will shop there, where ttere is personal ser- 'ioe, providing prices are in ine. If the independent isn't 5pen at the most convenient ime, the customer may be will- ing to forego the personal ser- vice and Shop elsewhere. There now are special clos- ng regulations for motor car upply stations, second hand Icalers, barber stops, beauty parlors, all of which are being CORRECTION CENTRE VILLAGE IGA STORE HOURS Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sal. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. In Friday's ad 11 slated In trror thot store li tlosed Man. broken today. Perhaps these should not be included In the new bylaw and they should be left to work out thsir own schemes within the general terms of the bylaw. One tiling which should be included in the bylaw, however, is a section to allow the "cor- ner grocer" to provide his need- ed services legally into the la- ter hours of the evening. A square footage figure could be determined following a survey of existing stores, and used as a guide. I didn't mention Wednesday afternoon closing, which is ar- chaic and ludicrous, aari not worth talking about. Wednes- day afternoons must be open. Late night shopping two weeks prior to Christmas also seems to have general agreement al- though the number of days may be debated. The most equitable and work- able solution, I feel, would be six full days of shopping with two late nights. Monday dos- ing would set Lethbridge back 15 years. To throw the bylaw out at this time would be like throwing our pioneers to the wolves. LETHBRIDGE OPTICAL, owned and operated by Bart Langenberg, assisted by his wife Margaret, opens Monday in enlarged quarters at 3rd Ave. .and 6th St. S. (formerly Doreta Ladies Lethbridge Opti- cal, in business in the city for seven years, was formerly lo- cated at 303 6th St. S. MONARCH LIFE ASSUR- ance co. moved this week from 430 Mayor Magrath Drive to 404 8th St. S. (Professional MANUFACTURERS LIFE INSURANCE CO. expects to move the end of this month from the second floor of the Professional Building to 402 8th St. S. (main floor, street en- trance in Professional Build- THE LETHBRIDGE PET SHOP, the city's only full-line pet shop, has opened at 317 8th St. S., opposite the Para- mount Theatre. Owned and op- erated by Gary Kennedy, a for- mer University of Lethbridge student, the 720 square foot shop carries the usual line of pets plus a full line of supplies. The new firm can special or- der airy of the more exotic pets one might require. Charles, a blue and gold macaw from South America pretty well has the run of the store and Aris- totle, a two year old cotton- top marmoset from South Am- erica is a friendly little critter. SIDORSKY'S FURNITURE AND MOBILE HOMES has opened an operation in Leth- bridge at 5th Ave. and 13th St. N., in the former Tom-Boy property, immediately north of Dairy Queen. TERRY BLAND PHOTOG- RAPHY, owned and operated by Terry Bland, is to move from 710 3rd Ave. S. info new quar- ters at 12M 3rd Ave. S., oppo- site Tom's House of Pizza, by the end of December. The 000 development of giant brick construction, wil! contain a re- tail store, two camera rooms, parking for 10 The building will contain square feet. Total investment in the business will hit -Saturday, September It, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD EDMONTON Stay At the RIVIERA THE HOTEL WITH MORE TO OFFER AND WE NOW HAVI COLORED TV For Your Convenience In Making Reservations CALL AND ASK FOR LONG DISTANCE ZEnith 0-7255 at no cost to you IVIERA MOTOR HOTEL 5359 Colgorv Trail Edmonton, Alberra Phone: (403) 434-3431 037-2510 Stock prices edge back By ART JOHNSON Canadian Press Staff Writer Prices in most sectors edged back a bit on Canadian stock markets this week, amidst un- certainty about the economic picture in the United States. The only strong sector on markets was gold-mining stocks, which tend to rise in times of economic uncertainty. Throughout the week, many investors appeared cautious about buj'ing until more was known about what will happen after the wage-price freeze ex- pires in the U.S. The freeze is due to expire in mid-November. U.S. President Richard Nixon said late Thursday the freeze will be followed by firm re- straints. Bond prices Supplied by Douerty Roadhouse and McCualg Bros. GOVERNMENT OF CANADA BONDS GOVERNMENT OP CANADA GUARANTIED BONDS Can. Not. Itlwy. Bid Alk.d 6 Apr. 1, '71 Matured Sept. 1, '72 99.85 5Vfe% Oct. 1, '75 99.00 99.25 8 Jul. 1, '78 108.00 108.50 Sept. 1, '83 84.00 84.50 Perp. 3 Sep. 15 39.00 41.00 6V4% Apr. 1, '75 101.50 102.00 Jul. 1, '75 104.00 104.50 514% Sep. 1, '92 84.00 85.00 PROVINCIAL Alberta '90 103.00 105.00 Ontario 7 '88 91.00 93.00 Out Hyd 9 '94 107.00 109.00 New Br '90 107.00 109.00 NQd 8 '74 100.00 N. S. '92 85.00 87.00 Quebec '74 100.00 Alberta '90 105.00 107.00 Man Hyd 8 '91 99.00 101.00 Sask '90 104.00 106.00 Nfld 914% '90 105.00 107.00 ACT 8 100.00 Man Tel 8 '74 100.00 INDUSrRIAl Alta G T 9Vi% '90 104.50 106.50 Alcan '91 106.00 108.00 B.C. For '92 102.00 104.00 B.C. Tel 914% '90 106.00 Bell Tel '79 105.00 107.00 Bell Tel CPR CP Sec Cdn Util CMHC Gulf Oil Inter P P Massey Noranda Int Nickel N and C G St of Cdn 9V4% '93 108.00 '89 105.00 '90 103.00 '91 104.00 '90 104.00 '90 105.00 '90 106.00 '80 103.50 '90 105.00 '90 106.00 '91 105.00 '90 106.00 108.00 107.00 105.00 108.00 105.50 107.00 108.00 107.00 108.00 Tr Cdn P '90 106.00 108.00 Tr Can P 10% '90 108.00 110.00 Alta G T '90 122.00 125.00 Cons Gas '89 98.50 99.50 Scur Rain 7Vt% '88 88.00 90.00 Tr Cdn P 5 '89 94.00 96.00 WC Tr C '88 90.00 95.00 WC Tr 1W> '91 116.00 118.00 Dynasty 7 '82 78.00 82.00 Acklands '88 75.00 80.00 Friday, the New York Stock Market posted a small advance, but Canadian markets generally were weak. At Toronto, the Industrial index, regarded as an important indicator of market activity, dropped .25 of a point on the week to 178.24. The exchange's index of gold- mining issues rose 1.13 points to 89.29. At New York, the Dow Jones index of key blue chip industrial issues lost 2.88 points on the week, dropping to 908.22. INDEX DROPS The Montreal and Canadian exchanges' composite index dropped .21 of a point to 183.09. Caution among investors was reflected in trading volume dur- ing the week. The Toronto exchange's aver- age daily volume was 2.08 mil- lion shares, down from 2.18 mil- lion last week. Western oil issues, which for several weecs have been ad- vancing because of increased buying by U.S. investors of shares of Canadian resource concerns, and also because of exemption of raw materials from the U.S. additional import duty, slipped back this week. The Toronto exchange's index of these stocks dropped 2.46 points to 238.07. said the drop was due in part to profit-taking. Base metal issues lost 1.13 points to 89.29 on the Toronto index. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE REQUIRES A DIRECTOR FOR A SENIOR POSITION WHO IS A GRADUATE CIVIL ENGINEER WITH BROAD EXPERIENCE IN MUNICIPAL WORKS Salary about For further information write the PERSONNEL OFFICER, CITY HALL, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA University of Alberta enrolls fewer EDMONTON (CP) The University of Alberta will ap- parently have sbout few- er students than anticipated this year, president Dr. Max Wyman said here. The university had expected students for the 1971-72 academic year but registra- tions so far indicate that there will be about students, he said in an interview. There were full-time students registered as of last Friday compared with at the same time last year. Final registration las tyear was 337. Dr. Wyman said the lower en- rolment will probably mean a loss of about in rev- enue for the university from the provincial government. He said, however, that this is not a serious situation. Net earnings By THE CANADIAN PRESS Woodward Stores Lid., six months ended July 31: 1971, 31 cents a share; 1970, 24 cents. H. H. Smith Ltd. Customs Broker Phonn 344-382! THE IMPLICATIONS FOR INVESTORS OF THE CAPITAL GAINS TAX THE NEW NIXON POLICIES We have recently prepared a short release outlining how BABSON'S can ba helpful to investors in dealing with these problems, and others, over the weeks end monlhi ahead. If you are an Interested Investor, we will be pleased to send ynn a copy. BABSON'S CANADIAN REPORTS LIMITED Harbour Commission Building, Toronto 117, Ont. Please send me, without obligation, Informaton as outlined above and your current article on the Market Outlook. Nome Address BABSON'S over thirty years of euccessful Investment counselling in Canada. LH9-1 Crossword BAH, RAH TEAM ACROSS 1 Leavings. "6 Begone. 10 Size of type. 14 Aswan and Hoover. 18 Famed minister, 19 Hope of. mankind. Irreligious otiei 21 Growing out. 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