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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, April S, 1972 THf LEIUaRIDGl HERALD S Marketing board chairman admits facing tough job PAUl, BABEY EDMONTON (CP) Tail] B.iboy admits Ms new position as chairman of the National Farm Products Marketing Council won't be a bed of roses, but he lias an admirable record o( cultivating people to work to- gether. Mr. Babey, 44, said in an in- terview that setting up the coun- cil, first step in implementing tho controversial Form Prod- ucts Marketing Act passed by Parliament early this year, will be "difficult and complex." His appointment means relln quishing tho vice-chairmanship no bed of roses of the Alberta Environment 'Man, am I tail' says boy after 1P> years on knees TORONTO (CP) Viewing the world from hands and knees for most of his 13 years wasn't much fun for C.irlyle Husband, but tilings are dif- ferent now for the Barbados boy. "Man, am 1 he said here after eight operations helped to correct deformities and muscle unbalance result- ing from cerebral palsy. Two weeks ego he took a por k supplies holding up OTTAWA (CP) There v.ill IK adequste supplies of beef and pork in April, Ihe agricul- ture department said today in its monthly food outlook. Beef supplies will be moder- ately above last year's levels and pork supplies, although less than last year's record quanti- ties, will be adequate. Other commodities: Eggs: Plentiful supplies relatively low prices. Poultry: Ample supplies ai firm prices. Apples: Adequate supplies. Potatoes: Ample supplies In most areas, Carrots: Adequate supplies of Btorage carrots. Onions: Supplies will be ade- quate to ample. few faltering steps with crutches after the operations at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, lie had been para- lysed from the hips down by the disease, brought on by brain damage before, during shortly after birth. Don Milncs, a Toronto serv- ice club member, first saw the crippled boy when he was holidaying in Barbados, and was told by the head of the centre where Carlyle was staying that surgery probably would enable the boy to walk. When lie returned to To- ronto, he convinced tiis serv- ice club to bring the toy here for the operations, pioneered by researchers at the hospital, Air Canada paid the fare. Eventually, with practice Carlyle will be able to dis pense with bis crutches as his muscles are strengthened. HP will have to wear leg braces for several yean; and then will be able to get by with only a cane, a hospital spokes man said. NEW ROAD MAPS EDMONTON (CP) New road maps, designed to ove come the frustrations of tryin lo find places on a huge ma which takes up most of 11 space in the front seat of a ca have been put out this year b the Alberta government bureau. A reduction in w i d t and a slight increase in leng allows the maps to fold into even parts instead of three uj even ones as formerly. reservation Authority and oving to Ottawa, far removed m his mixed farm Myrnam in northeastern Al- But Mr. Babcy, who started fining at 14 when liis father ed, does not intend to give up is operation. "I don't think I will ever com- etcly give up farming." Involved in organiza- ons since he started farming, Ir. Babey made it to the board the Farmers Union of Alberta i 1958 and to its presidency in 963. ORMED UNIFARM He became the first president f Unifarm in March, 1971, and csigncd last November to take ic conservation post. He led ic move to create Unilarm by nerger of the farmers' unior the Alberta Federation ol in doing so led he fight against merger ol his nion with the militant Nationa' Banners' Union. Formation of Unifarm, now representing of Alberta's 0.000 farmers on a direct mem oership basis, was an acccm >lisnment unprecedented in Ca nadian agriculture, bringing to gether individual farmers and special-interest groups. He is optijnistic the new coun cil will be supported by NFU President Roy Atkinson and his organization. "Our dcors will be open lo al tho organizations because we'l need a combined effort an' deas from all tho groups to di the best job for the industry." Mr. Babey said that for man; years agriculture concentrate on production and "did a darn ;ood job." "At the same time, we per haps did not put as much em phasis on the marketing sid and over the years I've a ways tried to get producers in volved in the marketing proc ess." BENTEFITS EXPECTED While the new council is goto, to cost chairman salary is estimated at abou benefits to the pr< ducers involved would "far ou weigh the cosis." "When commodity agenrie are set up I think there will b a deduction on the product, hi it will depend on the kind plan and recommendation th the producers themselves su mtt." He emphasized the counc has "no intention" of. imposin arketing boards on any group producers against their fear expressed vocif- roiisly by livestock producers uring the 21 monttis it took to et Iho marketing act through arliament. "Even if we tried, it wouldn't ork because it has to come rom the majority of producers Tier they have considered all leir problems. Then the council an move into iUs role of assist- ng them and facilitating a mar- etiiig board." Designed to end the so-called chicken-and-egg the act rovides for a system of na- ional marketing boards to facil- tate orderly marketing. Various provinces have ormed their own marketing wards and have been accused f restricting interprovincial rade, with Quebec insisting hat all eggs marketed in its ju- risdiction be moved through a irovincial board. Othc" p--ov- nces retaliated, Imposing 1m- restrictions on Quebec iroiler- chickens. Tho Quebec action resulted after Manitoba egg priducci-s shipped their surplus into the eastern province at prices lower han Quebec producers could match. "This Is one of the problems hat the national council will be confronted Mr. Babey said when asked whether mar- set sharing and the imposition of production quotas could hurt producers in any one area. "1 think you will have produc- ers looking at their problem from llio different regions in terms of the total national good I've always had a lot of faith in producers being able to work out the particulars when the objective is an improve for the industry in total." Stolen egg returned EDMONTON (CP) Even the meanest of thieves can be soft hearted. In an apologetic note, tliieves have told police where to lo cate a three foot long choco- late Easter egg stolen from a shopping centre last week. The note said that culprits realized they were "the mean est thieves in town." The egg, weighing 80 pounds lias been returned. Ro-Neef: best for weed control in sugar beets The best way to get sure control of most grass and broadleaf weeds is to mix Ro-Neet herbicide in the soil before planting. Or inject Ro-Neet at planting time. With Ro-Neet right in the weed germinat- ing zone, you destroy weeds as they sprout. You don't gamble on rain or have to irrigate to make your herbicide work. Rain or shine, Ro-Neet works all thetime. Ro-Neet 7.2E is easy to apply and controls nutgrass, nightshade, barnyardgrass, wiid oats, redroot pig- weed, lambsquarters, foxtails and many other weeds. Thinning and blocking cost less, are easierand moreaccurate, including electro-mechanical thinning. For bigger yields of sugar beets, get Ro-Neet now. Stauffer Chemical Company of Canada, Ltd., Montreal and Vancouver. Distributed in Canada by: Chipman Chemicals Limited Beloeil, P.O., Hamilton, Winnipeg Ro-Neet from I We Must Reduce Our Bedding Department inventory! This is just a small sample of the stock to be cleared at DRASTIC DiSCOUNTSl Walnut BEDROOM SUITE rriple dresser, chHF. and 54-60" headboard. NfgM available. Reg. 323.00 CLEAN-UP SALE Spanish Oak 3 Pee. Bedrc