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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE April U.S. likely to apply pressure on Canada to ease beef ban B> PETER BUCKLEY WASHINGTON (CP) United States officials sim- mering over a Canadian health regulation that will halt most meat and livestock imports from the U S.. voiced suspicion Wednesday that health wasn't the only motive behind Ottawa's decision But there was no agreement on what the next American slep would be. A state department official predicted ''a lot of pressure legitimate pres- sure" on Canada to change its stand, while an Specialists in all types of ENGINE REBUILDING CYLINDER BORING AND RESLEEVING CRANKSHAFT REGRINDING Ask about our Guarantee ENGINES WISCONSIN ENGINE Sales and Service Centre Custom Engine Parts Ltd. 1605 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-8181 agriculture department official foresaw "a period of wait-and-see'' in the expectat'on that rising meat prices in Canada may bring a change. American officials have ex- pressed extreme dis- appointment about the Cana- dian decision, effective Tues- day, to require government certification that imported livestock and meat products have never been exposed to a growth hormone known as diethylstilbestrol, which has been linked with cancer. EARNINGS HIT Assistant Agriculture Secre- tary Clayton Yeutter said it amounted to a virtual embargo on U.S. exports worth more than million" a year. The sharpest reaction came from a knowledgeable state department official, who said there is suspicion here that pressure from Canadian cattle producers to reduce U.S. im- ports played a role in the Ot- tawa decision "We're not contesting Can- ada's right to do this kind of said the official, who asked not to be named. "But there's a feeling that it ought to have been possible to work out a means of achieving the stated bringing in a virtual embargo. "If we did something hke this, there would be screaming from Canada about unfair barriers to trade." James Hartman, a. senior agriculture department official who was involved in the prolonged negotiations with Canada about the hormone, said he expects both sides to mark time for a while. PREDICTS PRICE RISES "If I read the situation right, by closing the border the Canadians have put themselves in a precarious position on supply, and prices are likely to go up. "Maybe after a while we can get together and something can be arranged that we can live with." The U.S. proposed that Can- ada accept certification from the individual American live- stock producers that the hor- mone had not been used. Ot- tawa insisted that the U.S. agriculture department certify the cattle and measure which American officials said would be too costly. American livestock representatives here reported they were still debating whether to protest through the government or Congress about the Canadian decision. Satisfaction. FILTER PLAIN MENTHOL Warning: The Department of National Health and Welfare advises that danger to health increases with amount smoked. Gov't backs Creston company VICTORIA (CP) The provincial government has bought a 10-per-cent interest in a multi million dollar vegetable and fruit processing concern at Creston, B.C. for and the guarantee of a million loan to the company. Agriculture Minister Dave Stupich and William C. Piper, president of the company, Swan Valley Foods Ltd., made the joint announcement here Wednesday. The four-year-old company raised million on its own for a total capital of million. B.C. hasn't actually loaned Swan Valley any money, but guaranteed a loan to it by Canada Permanent Trust Co of million. Swan Valley Foods "wil grow, process and distribute variety of vegetable and frui products using a new concep of preserving a news release said. The company markets food preserved in a plastic pouch. The company farms acres in the Creston Valley. Its processing plant should be finished later this year. Mr. Piper said it will employ 104 people. Airport welcome Nixon meets in Michigan. Crowds friendly toward Nixon SANDUSKY, Mich (AP) Buoyed by generally friendly crowds. President Nixon barnstormed through a heavily Republican, predominantly rural section of Michigan on Wednesday. In what some saw as a daring political gamble, Nixon visited Michigan's 8th Republican district, about 100 miles north of Detroit, to campaign for Republican candidate James Sparling, who will oppose Democrat Robert Traxler in a special Congressional race next Tues- day. Everywhere Nixon went during a 57-mile motorcade, he was greeted by generally friendly hoopla that overshadowed some in the crowds who jeered, chanted and held up placards calling for his impeachment Sparling, who invited Nixon at a time when few Provincial parks open EDMONTON (CP) Provincial parks south of Calgary will be open for the Easter weekend, Bob Steele, deputy minister of lands and forests, said yesterday. Those to the north remain in the grip of winter. Mr. Steele discouraged the use of campgrounds in forest areas because all are snowbound and most forest roads are in poor condition Republican politicians are seeking his campaign assistance, avoided words of either praise or censure in introducing the President. Before the motorcade began, the Republican candidate told a reporter: "Nixon is not here as a cam- paigner He's here to address himself to the issues." Speaking to an estimated 000 persons at Tri City Airport between Saginaw and Bay City. Nixon charged that the Democratic controlled Congress is providing a "bottleneck" that has led to higher living costs and unemployment. Avalanche Patrol Their job is to stop thousands of tons of snow from roaring down a mountain and burying skiers. Andy O'Brien explains how the avalanche fighters operate, this Saturday in Weekend Magazine. The Lethbridge Herald Annual Income on 5 year Guaranteed Investment Receipts. Fully guaranteed by Royal Trust for term of deposit. No fee or handling charge. Rates subject to confirmation. Guaranteed Investment Receipts. Royal Trust Member Canada Deposit Insurance Corp. 740 4th Ave. South, Lethbridge, Alberta 328- 5516 See "The National Dream" Sundays on CBC ;