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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - April 5, 1986, Brandon, Manitoba Local Hugh Jameson never dreamed that at age 51 he would be presi Dent of the provincial exhibition. His climb up the fair ladder 2 i in Filiti 111�?T/�?~us jul 11 a of Imi a ii jul air Jiin in a i a a a a a Jyh sports Al w Edmonton oilers Centre Wayne Gretzky broke his own National hockey league record for Points in a single season Friday 8 dimensions a week at the Royal the Royal Manitoba Winter fair wraps up with the grand prix today so the Sun looks Back on the week in pictures. 13 report suggests Farmers ready to sow record amount of wheat by Clyde Graham Canadian press Winnipeg a Canadian Farmers plan to play it Safe this Spring with the Type of crops grow according to a statistics Canada report released Friday. A it seems As though the Farmers Are going to go Back to what they know to grow Best a said Wayne Stebbe manager of commodities for Bache securities. The report forecasts that farm ers will Plant a record amount of land to wheat by far Canadas most important crop and one of the cheapest to grow. Mike Shumsky a statistics Canada farm analyst said if Farmers stick with their plans it would be the second year in a Row they have devoted a record amount of land to wheat. Farmers plan to seed almost 14 million hectares to wheat a up two per cent from the previous record of 13.7 million hectares set in 1985 a according to the report which is based on interviews with 9,500 Farmers across the country. Wheat is easily Canadas most important crop with the bulk of the production centred on the Prairies. Production decisions Are Tough for Farmers this Spring. Prices for most farm crops Are expected to continue falling throughout this year in the face of mounting world supplies. Wheat prices could fall As much As 27 per cent this year based on the new trend setting United states farm Bill. In particular Farmers will be growing More durum wheat. The area of durum wheat used for making pasta will be up by six per cent to 1.8 million hectares. As for livestock feed grains Farmers will reduce their plantings of Barley Canadas second most important crop by two per cent to 5.6 million hectares. However the amount of Barley planting is still higher than Many analysts had been expecting. While Farmers want to grow More wheat and hold the line on Barley they have apparently turned away from canola an oilseed crop used to make vegetable Oil. The statistics Canada report indicated Farmers will Plant 2.6 million hectares of canola Down six per cent from 1985. The number of hectares sowed to Oats will remain about the same As last year. Significantly Farmers will boost flax plantings by eight per cent. Flax is easier to grow than canola and does no to compete directly with Many of the same oilseed markets. Farmers will also continue a trend of reducing the amount of land they let sit Idle each year a a practice called summer allow. Summer allow is expected to fall by one per cent to 7.75 million hectares. Summer allow area is at its lowest level since the 1940s. Mem saturday april 5, 1986 350 619155 a a a a a i Amr f a t l Quot a i fir it s �5g a a j photo for Tho Sun by Joe camouflaged Cannon a member of the 26th Field regiment of the Royal Canadian artillery Reserve erects camouflage Over a 105-mm Cannon at cab Shilo. The 26th is one of several militia units across Canada preparing for upcoming military competitions. Bomb shatters Berlin disco attack aimed at . Forces Berlin apr a bomb ripped through a packed nightclub frequented by . Soldiers Early today killing two people and injuring More than 150, police said. At least 30 americans were rushed to hospitals a Pentagon spokesman said. The blast at 1 50 a m. Devastated the la Belle discotheque in the american sector of the divided German City and killed a Man and a woman. The nationalities of the dead were not immediately available but state department spokesman de Harper in West Berlin said a there is Good reason to believe at least one was an Hans Guenther Kowalski a spokesman for the West German Interior ministry told the associated press the bombing was directed at . Forces. A this was without a doubt an attack against the . Allies and is most probably connected with International terrorists a a Kowalski said. But officials did not immediately say whether american military personnel were among the casualties. An Anonymous caller to an International news Agency in London said the Holger Meins commando a West German terrorist group staged the attack but mentioned no motive. It was not possible to verify the claim. Commando group the commando group which has links with West Germany s Baader Meinhoff and red army fraction terrorist organizations also claimed responsibility for the feb. 28 assassination of swedish prime minister Olof palme in a similar Call to a news Agency in London. In Washington a defence department spokesman said a six to nine americans were seriously injured and 30 to 35 required hospitalization in the bomb blast. A an unknown number Are re a wire photo la Belle blast powerful bomb rips Berlin disco ceiling medical treatment and did not require hospitalization a said the spokesman . Ross Kudlick. Steven Stromvall chief spokesman for the . Army in West Berlin said some of the injured will be flown to . Military hospitals in West Germany. He declined to give details. Kowalski said the bomb was a homemade device weighing an estimated about 4.5 kilograms. He said West German Security officials will assist West Berlin police in the investigation. In Santa Barbara calif., White House spokesman Peter Roussel said president Ronald Reagan vacationing at his nearby ranch has been notified of the blast by Donald Fortier an official of the National Security Council. At least 500 people were in the night spot at the time of the blast. The powerful blast caused a partial collapse of the discotheques ceiling and buckled Walls in the ground floor. Witnesses said a Small fire broke out after the explosion but was quickly extinguished. Meanwhile a statement issued Friday in the name of May Elias Mansur named As a suspect in the bombing of a Twa Airliner Over Southern Greece denied she planted the explosives that killed four americans. The statement was distributed to news organizations in the Northern lebanese port of Tripoli and was purportedly signed by Mansur. It said she will sue everyone a who falsely accused her of involvement in the bombing. There was no Way to authenticate the statement. Italian and greek police have said that Mansur is a prime suspect in the bombing. Egyptian officials confirmed that a woman named Mansur boarded the Twa Jet in Cairo while it was on an earlier flight from Cairo to Athens and Rome. Greek officials said she got off in Athens and took a Middle East airlines plane to Beirut. The bomb went off on the Twa plane hours later As it was flying to Athens from Rome. Martyr photo re leased in Beirut Friday two groups say Martyr caused crash Beirut apr a typewritten statement signed by two underground groups claimed responsibility Friday for the March 31 Airliner crash in Mexico that killed All 166 people aboard. There was no Way to verify the note which claimed the mexican plane was sabotaged in a suicide Mission to retaliate for . Action against Libya and for israeli attacks in Lebanon. The cause of the crash Hasni to been determined. The arabic language state ment signed by the Arab revolutionary brigades and the egyptian revolutionaries was left outside news organization offices in moslem West Beirut accompanying it was photograph of a Man the statement claimed was the a suicide martyrs and identified As Mohammed Mustafa Mohsen Al Mashour. A Check of the passenger list from the doomed Mexicana airlines flight produced no similar name. Mexicana airlines said the claim was a Surprise and is one of several claims received since the crash. Safety pedal out of service often official freight blasted through switch by Mark Lisac Canadian press Edmonton a the in rail freight involved in the feb. 8 train crash in Hinton a blasted through a switch set for another track the Foisy commission was told Friday. Twenty three people died and More than 60 were injured when the 114-car freight rumbled off the North leg of a Section of double track and onto a Section of single track. It travelled another 75 metres before mashing into a via rail passenger train coming the other Way. John Mcbain of Edmonton Cne a chief Engineer for the Mountain Region told the inquiry Friday the freight a blasted through a switch set to take the via rail train on to the South portion of the double track. Other in experts had already told or. Justice Rene Foisy a inquiry into the crash that the freight should have been facing a Stop signal As it approached the switch. Mcbain said damage to the switch gave him a a conclusive evidence the switch was set for the South track. Railway Union lawyers did not Challenge his statement in Cross examination. The commission also heard Friday the Deadman a pedal mechanism is often taken out of service on locomotives. The pedal is located on the floor by the engineers seat and must be pressed Down continually. If it is let go the mechanism automatically applies the train brakes. Ronald capper Cne a general superintendent of equipment at Edmonton said he does no to know Why in has not seeded up a program to replace the Deadman a pedal with a new electronic safety feature which cannot be circumvented a the reset safety control. The Deadman a pedal can be kept Down simply by putting something like a Lunchbox on it commission counsel Rod Mclennan said. The reset safety control was developed in the 1970s for in. Capper said it electronically monitors the engine cab for signs of activity like blowing the Horn or applying the brakes. The device has to pick up activity every 20 seconds to 124 seconds depending on How fast the train is going. If there is no such activity the Engineer has to push a Button to reset the device. If the Button is not pushed a series of lights and sound alarms come on. If they Are All ignored the safety control puts on the brakes. Capper said about 600 of Cne a approximately 1,800 locomotives have the device with another 200 scheduled for installation this year. He told Mclennan the device costs about $5,200 to install in each locomotive and conceded the investment seems modest. The inquiry concluded its eighth Day of Public hearings Friday with Foisy intervening several times to try to Speed up testimony As he attempts to finish the hearings by april 30. Inside a Nur a a a you never give up do you a the Owca presents the 1986 women of distinction awards april 15. Beginning monday the Sun profiles the nominees. Agriculture.3 Canada.5 Church. 14 classified. 20-24 comics. 17 dimensions. 13 editorials. 4 entertainment. 18,19 lifestyle. 15,16 local. 2,5 lottery. 5 obituaries. 6 sports.8-10 weddings. 15 world. 6 Ottawa overestimates number of aids victims statistician says Toronto up a health and welfare Canada has overestimated the number of canadians who will develop aids by As much Asio times a leading statistician says. Or. Alastair Clayton director general of the Ottawa Laboratory Centre said last september that if current trends continued More than 20,000 canadians would contract aids by 1990. No cure or vaccine has been discovered for the viral disease which destroys the ability of the body a immune system to fight off disease. However or. Ian Macneill an internationally recognized statistician from the University of Western Ontario estimates that slightly More than 2,000 canadians a one tenth of the governments estimate a will develop aids by the end of the decade. Federal health officials acknowledge they have known their estimates were wrong for about five months but nobody could explain Friday Why the Public has not been informed that the aids picture is not As Bleak As first portrayed. A a there a no question the Public needs to be reassured a said or. Joseph Losos of health and welfare Canadas tie oratory a Centre for disease control. The government will release a More accurate estimate of cases in Canada of acquired immune deficiency syndrome a within a week or two of monday a he said

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