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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetKbridge Herald Fourth Section Lethbndge, Alberta, Wednesday, September Pages 37 -The Herald- Family Consumers beware by LYNNE GORDON The menace of moving Moving day can leave the consumer financially in the hole and emotionally frustrated A million Canadian families pack up and move to a new home each year, and many have night- mare stories to tell about their moving experience The household moving industry is trying to clean up its im- age Established companies think the problem would be eased if more moves could be made off-season, when staff and trucks are available to handle them Seventy five per cent of all household moves are made between June 15 and September 15 Most of the rest are at month end, usually on weekends At those times, you are more apt to be a victim of "over-booking" or "abandonment In other words, the companies book too many moves, and can't keep all their commitments If at all possible, plan your move at other times But most consumers don't have the choice Their apartment lease expires, school term ends, vacations start and new jobs begin right at peak season If you fall into this category, you should book your moving date with a reputable company as far in advance as you can Check the mover's reputation with the Better Business Bureau, your friends, neighbors and business associates Ask about the quality of their service, not the price of the move Any agent can give you a low estimate, which is called low-balling, but he's not bound by that "guestimate You'll find that the price of a long distance move is determined by the weight of the load (measured on official scales after the van is loaded) multiplied by the distance it is carried Any legitimate agent can give you an estimate accurate to within five per cent of the load if you show him everything that is to go Insist that he telephone you if there is a revised estimate when the van is weighed so you can be ready at the point of delivery with cash or a certified check in full Otherwise, the mover wcr deliver You 11 have to pay for warehouse storage and a new delivery charge when you finally do have the cash ready This can pile up to a staggering sum You walk right into the trap when believe a "low-ball" estimate, and you are not prepared for the hefty final bill at the other end The mover's liability and the owner's insurance are problems in long distance moving, too Garners insist that the customer release them from any liability beyond 30 cents a pound for goods damaged in transit Your antique morris chair, weighing in at 50 pounds and smashed to splinters, would get And your household insurance does not usually cover goods in transit So you must arrange to get a separate policy from the mover (or your own insurance agent) for the full value of goods To support your insurance claims, make sure that your bill of lading has all the information wntten down, including all ex- tra costs packing unloading, added insurance, delivery date and a detailed list of contents Note what pieces are marked, chipped or scarred And don't sign at the other end until you have checked thoroughly for fresh damage or loss Claims are alwavs frustrating but without proof on paper they are im- possible If you are in a hurry, or haven't had a chance to inspect everything thoroughly, write "acknowledge receipt of goods onlv not yet or add the words "subject to hidden damage As soon as you have assessed the loss or damage in detail, notify the carrier in writing, so that proper forms can be forwarded to vou and returned properly This is the area that creates the most moving bitterness If there is a move in your future write to the Consumer Association of Canada in Ottawa for their 25 cent moving guide our moving company should supply you with a free booklet on rights and the precautions you should take Ask for it Knowing vour rights now should help make it right for you on moving dav (Copyright 1974, Toronto San Syndicate) Hemlines below knees featured NEW YORK (AP) Oscar de la Renta celebrates warm weather with ruffles and frills and themes gently feminine His warm-weather collec- tion shown last week, featured flared skirts with hemlines from 28 inches below the waistline to the ankle in soft sandy and woody colors Evening clothes in silk crepes and taffetas were frilly and fluffy in the 19th-century tradition Some had lacy tops and were tied at the waist with rope belts The general feeling of the collection is loose and com- fortable, in simple lines with decorative accents." de la Renta said "The impression of great fullness is definite but the top is small because the sleeves are mounted on a shallow voke close to the body His dav clothes are clean and fresh with crisp but soft lines The tailored look was seen in dusty beiges and other neutral colors in natural chamois jackets and blazers Other seasonless fabrics- crepe de chine cotton jersey, lace, chiffon and light were used in the collection to emphasize the designer's belief that today s modern wardrobe has no calendar A big head Barbara Hutchmson of the Montreal district of St Bruno, displays a cabbage grown in her back yard without the aid of fertilizer It boasts a 36-inch spread, weighs 15 pounds and has a 12-inch head. Former ballerina to marry primitive Indian chieftain Grocery survey shows prices levelling off Food prices seem to be stabilizing This month s Herald survey of local food prices shows an increase of only 53 cents over August s grocery bill The total food bill for September is 43 while last month's bill was 90 Of the 54 grocery and meat items surveyed 13 went up in price 11 went down and the remaining 30 helped to stabilize the final total Notable increases were found in halibut climbing to 59 from 09, medium cheddar cheese upito 41 from 05 10 pounds of sugar rose 20 cents from 39 and a gallon of ice-cream climbed from 89 to 89 Slight increases were noted in bacon round steak frozen orange juice, toothpaste, and strawberry jam On the other hand, roast leg of pork dropped from 45 in August to 39 Brown n serve pork chops dropped 10 cents to 49 and pot roasts also went down to 59 from 69 Chuck roasts went down from 29 a pound to 95 cents Ground beef took a step down the ladder from 98 for two pounds to 76 In the vegetable department most fresh vegetables increased a few cents while canned vegetables remain ed the same Lettuce and celery both rose two cents to 37 and 35 cents, respectively Canned beans rose to 33 cents a can from last month's price of two for 49 cents Fresh tomatoes were the exception dropping four cents to 45 cents pound New potatoes also dropped 10 cents to SI 39 Bananas rose to 57 cents for two pounds from two for 49 cents Apples and oranges also declined A four-pound bag of oranges costing 32 last month dropped to and apples dropped 10 cents to 29 cents a pound Most sundry items including soaps breakfast cereals, coffee tea, and detergents remained the same THE BETTER HALF MINK EVENT Fabulously lush elegantly ageless: mink wrappings for daytime or evening Miit any lifestyle. formal or casual. At Canadian Furriers you are sure to find the mink of vour dreams whether it be a cape, jacket, or full length in the magnificent shades of Pastel Violet, Pearl, Demi Buff, Dark Ranch, Black Cross and Sprmglet Collectively priced from '475 t. '3950 VOUT Authorized Canada Majestic Mink Rentier Shop Thuradaf till REMEMBER IF IT'S GREAT FASHION, ITS AT CANADIAN FURRIERS A TRADITION OF OU AUTY PARAMOUNT THEATRE SLOG. 4lh AVENUE SOUTH RIO DE JANEIRO (Renter) A 64-year-old former ballerina who was once praised by Anna Pavlova is planning to go into the Amazon jungle to marry a primitive Indian chieftain despite a Brazilian govern- ment ban Felicitas Barreto, also a writer. painter and anthropologist spoke in an interview of the love between her and Aparabe, cacique (chieftain) of the Apalai tribe, and her plans to become his third wife Aparabe calls her Nuno (Moon) When she left the tribe in Tumucumaque near Brazil s northern border with Surinam after a prolonged stay last year, he gave her a multi-colored toukan bird call- ed OkoKun (Rainbow) and said "Moon take Rainbow with vou Aparabe will be awaiting the return of both of you But the Brazilian govern- ment does not look kindly on white women going off to marn native chieftams.and ordered her expulsion from the area last year Her marriage plans recall a similar case last year mvolv- ing Wynn Sargent an American woman expelled by the Indonesian government after going through a marriage ceremony with a tribal chief in the remote In- donesian province of West Iran Felicitas left the tribe, whose language she has learned, to spend seven weeks in Rio de Janeiro arranging for the publication of her latest book. Requiem for the Indians Now in her apartment in the beach suburb of Copacabana. she prepares her return to Aparabe. while Oko- Kun flies around lire room Felicitas began her career as a ballerina in a municipal theatre and still has the pic- ture taken in 1928 with Pavlova, when the Russian queen of ballet praised her In 1945 she left the stage to devote herself to the study of American Indian peoples, travelling to Mexico and Guatemala as well as throughout Brazil What af she fails to obtain special dispensation to live with The Apalai are nomads and travel across the border into Surinam she says Aparabe has told me that he has a fine maloca (straw hull 20 days walk away in Surinam and we will go there" She dors not know her fiance s age because the In- dians do not record dates The only way to know is to look at the wrinkles on their knees and I guess he is about 50." she said She says she will be treated like any woman of the tribe, doing such chores as making hammocks Felicitas has harsh words for the modern world "Some people run away into the jungle because they are failures, but I have not failed "I am running away from our civilization because I think our civilization is crazy There in the jungle people are happy Here people, rich and poor alike, are unhappy, nurs- ing their By Barnes "Well, what do you want to be today a cow- boy, a baseball player, or a space Sears WHEN TRADE Trida your Old Wig or Hairpiece We can accept only one Wig Trade-In on the purchase of earn wig. -------------Simpsons-Sears Lid Srmpscms Swi you imess guarantee tree Store Hours Open Daily 9 30 a rn to 5 30 p m Thursday and Friday 930am 1o 00 o rn Village Van ?231 ;