Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Frldoy, April 13, 1973 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 5 Consumer needs economic lesson EDMONTON (CP) What the consumer needs, says R. W. Curell, is a "damn good lesson in economics "We're making a living out of he said. "Nobody's mak- ing a killing." Mr. Curell said that once the 25 per cent of fat and bone is trimmed from the carcasses his company buys for 74 cents a pound, the remaining meat will be worth about 99 cents per pound. "The company is lucky to break even on the whole beef operation and lif you add all the Gov't moving on gun ban HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) The government is moving to ban the private ownership of guns on toy guns that took like real the end of the year. The British colony has been the scene of five murders in the last seven months and six armed holdups so far this year. The British governor, Sir Richard Sharpies, and his aide, Capt. Hugh Sayers, were as- sassinated outside Government House in March and two men were killed last weekend while cotmtling their supermarket receipts. The British police commissioner was killed in Sep- tember. None of the crimes has been solved. A government proposal ex- pected to be passed by Parlia- ment Friday will give owners 10 days in which to turn in li- censed and unlicensed guns, after which violators will be liable to a prison term of up to 12 years and a maximum fine of There are just under guns licensed on Bermuda. Ask About The NEW INVISIBLE MULTIFOCAL LENS (MULTILUX) costs together, we'd be better off if we didn't handle it." Forty per cent of a carcass, he said, is sold for 20 cents less than it costs Safeway. Beef has to be handled about six times in the store, resulting in high labor costs. "Beef has always been a low- profit item, but we have to carry it because it is a key Mr. Curell said. Jack Duggan, a farmer at nearby Oliver, says the he receives for a steer leaves him with a profit. At its 800-acre Duggan farm supported 400 head of cattle, but now the farm is a mixed operation that raises only 100 head. Low prices that existed a few years ago meant there was little incentive for farmers to raise beef and the resulting shortage has driven prices up, Mr Duggan said. "A lot of people aren't going to like me for saying this, but I hope the boycotts continue. It will discourage rapid expansion of cattle and keep the prices up." Unlike many Alberta farmers, Mr. Duggan raises cattle to market weight, then sells them by auction to the packing plant. Many fanners fatten their cows at a custom feedlot or sell them to the feedlot when they weigh 450 or 750 pounds. A 1971 study by the Alberta agriculture department in- dicated it cost the farmer more than he realized from the sale to raise a calf to 420 pounds. The production costs in- cluded a salary of for the fanner The feedlots, which were pay- ing 42 cents per pound at that time, now pay 52 cents. In January, a feedlot buying 750-pouad steers for 42 cents per pound, sold them at pounds for 39 cents per pound. The feedlot made 28 on each animal because it spent 29.69 cents per pound to fatten the cattle to market weight. The survey included a salary for the operator. If the market price to the feedlot had dipped to 38 cents per pound, the operation would have lost on each steer. Feeding time Three-pound bundle of mischief called Miss Pibb guzzles back her formula from Marion Rcsseau at Vancouver Game Farm, Aldergrove, B.C. Cub was turned over to the farm after its mcther abandoned 't winter den was accidently broken up during construction of a logging road. Box distribution issue Newspaper wins court case MONTREAL (CP) A Que- bec Superior Court judge ruled invalid yesterday a Montreal city bylaw banning newspaper distribution boxes everywhere except in non-residential zone interiors. The bylaw was adopted Nov. 15, 1971. The Gazette Printing Co., publishers of The Gazette, launched a petition before the court last September sesking annulment cf the bylaw. Mr. Justice James K. Huges- sen, granting the petition, ruled ;he bvlaw is invalid because it mnm BUSINESS PLE 1974 constitutes disguised zoning leg- islation, "not nuisance legisla- tion at all.'' As a zoning bylaw, it does not comply with provisions of the city charter. The bylaw was invalid as a nuisance bylaw "because there is no reasonable relationship be- tween the evil which it sought to remedy and the legislative provisions contained in it." As well, it is "colorable." The petition contended tne law "constitutes an arbitrary, abusive and illegal use of the city's delegated powers." It was labelled "discriminatory" and "an unwarranted and illegal in- terference in commerce and in- dusjy and, in particular, in the conduct of the petitioner's busi- ness." The city contested the peti- tion, claiming the bylaw was a nuisance bylaw and carried out the city's obligation to maintain the streets and sidewalks and public places in proper condi- tion for general public use. Mr. Justice Hugessen said analysis of the bylaw shows the purpose of it "cannot be the protection of the public domain at all." One article of the bylaw, he said, "in the guise of preventing ruisances on its public streets is prohibiting such boxes which aiay be many feet or even yards from the stree's and per- mitting others which may be lo- cated right on the street line." The "zoning" nature of the bylaw could not be changed by addition of the words "con- stitutes a he said. In September, 1971, The Ga- zette had 235 in the city outside "the public do- main." When the bylaw was passed, all but in the per- imeter of a building and three on private property away from the illegal. Take sides in stories Agnew raps newsmen WASHINGTON (AP) Vice president Spiro Agiiew struck out today at journalists who take sides in news stories. He said news media in the United States seem to feel pub- lic reaction should be controlled rather than report what has happened. A speech prepared for deliv Senator explains resignation OTTAWA (CP) Senator John Nicol explained his resignation Wednesday by saying that life is too short to spend it all in the Senate. The 49 year old Vancouver Liberal, wnose resignation be- comes effective April 19, offer- ed a few ideas en Senate re- form. Ihey did not include abo- lition. "After spending seven years here, it would De somewhat strange if I did not have some he said in his fare- well speech. "I reject abolition of the Sen- ate. 'I find it ridiculous that sen- ators are forced to leave nere because of some statutory rule that establishes an age at which the intellect is presupposed to have collapsed." In an interview, he expressed desire to devote as much en- ergy as possible to his post as chairman of the board of governors in the newly-created Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, to do more writing he now writes a weefcry syndica- ed political column and to get more involved in politics. As a retired senator with seven years service he will re- ceive an annual pension of 050. "I've been thinking about it For three or four years It hasn't been easy to do. But I'm ng to be 50 on my next Mrthday and there are a lot of things I want to do. "I don't have any political plans right now I feel like i've just been let out of school.'1 cry at the April Freedom Fo- runi at Harding College in Scarcy, Ark was critical of so- called "advocacy a school of journalism in which a reporter takes sides on an is- sue. Such journalists act more as lawyers developing briefs than E5 reporters, he said. "They ferret out and publicize principally those facts which support their own points of of view which are considered by them to be re- vealed truth and the only ones that should be presented to the American people. "It is advocacy journalism more than any other factor that las caused the current ill feel- ing between government offi- cials and the opinion-making media." Agnew identified opinion-mak- ing media as the television net- works, wire services and "the large newspapers and maga- zines which cover the nation and world with their own per- sonnel "The idea of interference with the free flow of information to the American people, by giv- ernment or anyone else, is re- pugnant to he said, [he Nixon administration warls to be fair with the press. He called for "r< asoned de- rate and communication" be- ;ween the media and adminis- tration. But the staffs of opinion-mak- ing news media have come to "think of themselves as repfe- scirtativet) of the people and Just as routinely to view the federal government as the enemies of tlie people.'' "Now something seems very out of joint about this. Does a man who works for CBS repre- sent the people? Or does he pri- marily represent CBS'" Public service ranks grow OTTAWA (CP) There were 273.305 persons in the federal public service as of last Sept. 30, Herb Brean, the parlia- mentary secretary for trade, said here. Ontario had the largest num- jer of public Quebec was second with and British Columbia third with Alberta had Nova Scotia Manitoba 5 a s k at c h e w a n New Brunswick Newfoundland the Northwest Territories Prince Edward Island 423 and the Yukon 951. Policemen seek hike salary in TORONTO (CP) Sydney Brown, president of the Cana- dian Police Association, sajs Wednesday Canadian police forces are aiming lor salaries of at least for first-class constables in 1974. "There's no reason it should be anything he said in an interview "We need at least six per cent to catch up with the inflation This week, the province's 900-man Ontario Provincial Po- lice Association settled for a six-per-cent raise for 1973, giv- ing a first-class constable 250, compared with last year. Robert McAfee, executive di- rector of the Ontario associ- ation, said corporals will re- ceive this year and ser- geants, S14.490. Most of the country's largest Metro- politan Toronto, 4.000 the On- tario Provincial Police, Vancouver, 900, Windsor, Ham- ilton and Ottawa will be enter- ing contract negotiations this fall for 1974 Mr. Brown said the wage level for first-class police- men has already been reached for the eight-man force in Mich- ipicoten, Ont, near Wawa, north of Sault Ste. Marie. That force, said Mr. Brown, has a contract calling for 500 in 1974 and in 1975. Metro Toronto's first-class constables this year are paid the third highest in the province. 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