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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta MONDAY, APRIL "Hand To Mouth" Butinett Shortages In Farm Machinery And Repair Parts Reported By Dealers Sales are quiet along implement f per cent above Uieir new price, row in Letfcbridge. Strides in tbe j Auctioneers throughout Soataem farm factories and simz- lar tie-uis. In the basic industries have made arrivals of fresh con- signments of agricultural equip- ment extremely problematical. Production of one important linn Triih its branch here is anray.be- hind last year, states the local manager. "We haven't received a shipment since the 21st of Janu- he esplains. Another manager said that his business was being conducted va. hand to mouth" basis. All firms report shortages in ma- chines and parts and are recom- jaeaduig the used parts as a sub- stitute for the new article. Trac- ter blocks sre t-jsg refcctrw when possible instead of being replaced as wold ordinarily be done, stated one manager. The current shortage is raost acme in tractors, but one-way discs, all kinds of drills and cultivators are also seriously short. Some of the companies fear there trrU be as many new combines on the market this fall as there were last fall. One of the consequences of the shortage of new farm machinery are the fantastically high prices be- ing obtained for "used machinery here in Southern Alberta. Trac- THE HERALD'S CITY NEWS PAGE PAGE 5EVEZJ "Ken" Howard To Calgary Post Alberta report almost daily occur- rences of three or fear year-old tractors selling for f Typical of this situation is the result of a survey conducted at High River. .Auction prices of heaw machinery sold in that j vicinity recently are termed One tractor brought two brought and an- other Many Disappointed Hundreds of farmers who ex- pected to buy new farm implements this spring are being disappointed. managers of local farm implement branches here state. Dealers :bout the province, it Is re- ___ are getting only a small ction of their original quota and find themselves unable to deliver implements to their customers. Most of the machinery promised by the factories to western branch offices for early spring delivery will arrive, it is expected, but probably 'not before June, long after it will be needed. Parts and repairs will be scarce this year but not nearly so scarce as new machines, according to im- plement company branch managers. everything oossible is being done to see that old implements are kept- in reasonable operating condition tors are selling for as high as 50! until new ones are plentiful again. Spring Cleanup City Launches Annual Block by Block Rubbish Drive lethbridge's annual spring clean- the- south side, and about the same Smeed Honored LOCAL TRADES COUNCIL ACQUIRES NEW HALL Announcement that the Leifa- Kef that Mr. Smeed had been large- bridge and District Trades and Labor Council hai acquired a new I hail was made at a couucU smoker ly instrumental in holding the or- City Glances ganization together. He had the j highest praise for the "past-presi- j held in the Miners' hall here Sat- dent's integrity. urday evening. The new building] Made Presentation i was previously owned by the Ply-! The presentation "as fcy: TO HXCHEK FOST Kohert Letttridf e, former tfee Letfc- fcridge city jmlice force, has appointed to a. the Pimcher Creek f via leave iauBcdiateiv Uke tbtrr. mouth Brethren and was known as W. Viney, who described 34r. Smeed j t as one of the ablest men "to repre- w I It is on 13th North. sent the from thej I A Trades and Ijabor Council workingman's point of view." He I committee was sei up about a year j praised him for his services to labor up started this. Monday, morning and is to be conducted block by block until work is completed in ail sections of the city. The Herald learned today from City Engineer J. Haimes." The deanuo started in the south end of the city and will gradually move northward. Three trucks and several workmen are being used in the undertaking. time is required for the north side. During the cleanup work- men remove pUes of refuse from the rear of vacant lots, being re- quired to empty only proper-sized garbage containers during other periods of the year. Mr. Haimes urged citizens to have theirloflammable refuse burned and place all ashes and other refuse in TJsuallv about two weeks are re- neat piles at the rear of their lots quired to complete the cleanup on j without delay. FARM MACHINERY BOOST SEEN AS MOVE TOWARD INFLATION K. L. HOWARD K. L. "Ken" Howard, formerlv manager of the staples and dress fabrics department of the T. Eaton Company Western Limited branch store in Ijethbridge, has recently received a promotion to the Calgary store as head of a similar depart- ment. Mr. Howard, who has been with Eaton's in Lethbridge for the past ten years, was very active in many fields of community service in this city. During war years, he- was inscrumental in the successful per- formances of several smartly staged variety shows featuring talent from the city and nearby military czmps. These entertainments were sponsor- ed bv the YJU.CA. and Auxiliary War Services and were shown to army and ah- force camps in South- ern Alberta as well as in civilian centres. He was a member of the of the TTif-CA. board. As aa active officer in the local corps of the Sea Cadets. Mr. How- ard did much to create interest and enthusiasm in that organiza- tion, and also the local branch of ago to investigate the possibility of acquiring a hall, but as the Cana- idian Legion was launching a drive j at that time for funds for a new building, f wither action was post- i poned. However, when the Gospel Shall was recently put up for sale I it was decided to purchase it. In 1 making the announcement of the purchase. S. Castles thanked the unions and individuals who made I the purchase possible through their donations. A good attendance was recorded at the smoker, which was held in j order that a presentation might be made to F. Sraeed, former president i of the local Trades and Labor Coun- cil. Mr. Castles reminded delegates at the smoker that Mr. Smeed had served in the position of president for 25 years. He expressed the oe- "This Is most regrettable and, looks like an extra rakeoff on the said H. J. Flock of Leth- bridge, member of the provincial executive of the TUA., an speak- ing Monday of the per cent increase in the price of farm ma- chinery, announced at Ottawa Fri- day. "He said he was satisfied a. similar reaction would be recorded right across the country. Mr. Flock cited two specific in- stances of what "the orastic in- as he described it, means. A one-wav would cost S72 more and a truck about S200 more. These, he said, were cases that had come under nss observation over the week-end. Farm leaders generally called the Increase inflationary and advocate 4. FOURTH DAILY FLIGHT TOKOXTO-NEW TORK T. Moore, T.C.A. district traffic manager of T.C.A- for southern Alberta, is a visitor in the city today en route to his home in Calgary from. Winnipeg-. He reports a fourth daily T.C.A. flight commencing today, Monday, from Toronto to New York City. At the Theatres Complete shows: "Yolanda and the Thief." Love a "A Letter for Last complete show at "The 'Cisco Kid "Happy go j increased farm prices to keep pace the increased, cose of produc- tion. "If you are going to raise every- thing else certainly the fanner shouldn't be leit said Lew Hutchinson. president of the Al- berta Federation" of Agriculture, as quoted in a Calgary report. He added that the increase in the price of machinery was only to be expected folloising the increase in the price of steeL Will Celebrate Passover Feast Jews all over the world, Including Lethbridge, will begin observance of Passover at sundown tonight, Monday, concluding at sunset on Sunday. Ic will begin observation of their festival of liberation which is free for the first time since 1933 of the threat of a Hitlerite per- secution. Services here will be held Mon- day and Tuesday night in the syna- gogue. Rabbi Tabachnik, formerly stationed in this city, is now sta- tioned in Los Angeles and there is no resident rabbi here at present bufc J. Prasow will officiate at the festival services. This year the Jews of Canada have set" aside their Passover chari- ty (The -.loess Chittui) for relief of Jewish, war victims overseas. The Canadian Jewish, congress has transmitted to Europe and elsewhere for this purpose. the Navy League, the executive and He served on was provincial organizer for the Treasure Chest campaign of the league during the war. Prior to his leaving the city, he served on the Citizens' Rehabili- tation committee. Mrs. Howard expects to leave the city shortly to join her husband in Caigarv. v K. C. "Weiss of "Winnipeg, suc- ceeds Mr. Howard in the Lethbridge Eaton store. Seed Drills Busy In South Areas This treek isfll see thousands of acres of grain seeded over South- em Alberta as seeding operations become general. Beet drilling is also in progress, also the planting of vegetable cannery crops. Favorable weather prevails for field. Seeding at Xenrlands Spring: seeding commenced the first of last week in this district, despite the soil drifting. There is plenty of moisture at presens to start the grain, the greatest u-orry at present, being to try in some tray to allev- iate the soil drifting which has been so bad this spring. Ko reports of beet seeding as yet, bat a num- ber are planning on seeding around the fifteenth. PRICES BOARD OFFICIALS Two "Wartime Prices and Trade Beard Primrose, re- gional rental officer, sr-d E. "S. Lcsan, enforcement counsel were in Lethbridge Saturday having arriv- ed from Edmonton to hold consul- tations wifh the officer in charge j of the Lethbridge territory, W. E. Blackett. unions and to the Lethbridge Trades acd Labor Council. i In expressing his Mr. Smeed said that he had first, joined a union In 1911. Six afier joining he became president of that group. He said that ever since he firsi came to know the unions he had given them his f ulles; support. He forecast a bright future for trade unions, pointing to the con- i tinuously increasing union member- j ships. Speaking of :he value of the Trades and Labor Council, he em- phasized :hac it is a. non-political oranization. drawing Its member- ship from all parties. Among the guests attending the smofcer were Mayor A. W. Shackle- ford and James Stewart, president of the miners" union here. In a brief address Mayor Shackle- ford praised Mr. Smeed for his high principles, character and sincerity. K. Howard Great Falls. and formerly of Lethhridge. will fat a conference in New Citr this month vhen the public service rvsoonubilities the will be dkrussed. Mr. Howard, a well known Montana will later en Ot- tawa to jtather etaterial fr (he dominion archives a i book he is writing. before, realizes recognized, he said, expressing belief that at this time labor, on its pan. must recognize the true im- portance of management. Success depends upon rhe complete co-op- eration of the two. he said. Mr. Stewart expressed his plea- sure at being present for the smoker, and extended his congratulations to Mr. Smeed. Mr. Castles disclosed that the Trades and Labor Council would take possession of their new hall today. Monday. He said that the individuals and organizations who bought memberships would elect No Demand For Poll Filed Up To Week-End Not a single demand for a. poll of public school ratepavers en the is- suing of SWO.OOO vrortii of deben- tures of finance the construction of a senior composite high school, technical shop and auditorium here had been received up to the week- end, it is learned from A. J. "Wat- son, secretary of the public school board. A petition demanding that bor- the board of directors and have con- rowing of the money be submitted, j trol of the new hall, to a vote of public school supporters j H. Godsalve presided as chairman must be signed by no less than 2O j at the smoker. such ratepavers before the borrow- ing bylaw need be referred to a vote. It is pointed out in the School Act that demands for a poll must be delivered to the secretary of the j school beard within 15 days after proner notice has been given rate- payers. This notice published. April 9. In the event no demands, or less j than 20. are received, the school j boarcl may apply to the hoard of j public utilitv commissioners for authoritr to "borrow the money by I issuing debentures -without a vote 1 being taken. Citizens' Forum "How Do Communities Mobilize for is the topic being dis- cussed on the Citizens" Fbruai of the Air on Tuesday evening. A na- tional panel group open up_the auesrfon from the angles Soldier Hit By Flying Ballet Bundles For Europe NINETY PARCELS A DAY GOING OVERSEAS An average or 90 parcels per day is HtUe of black being mailed from Lethbndge J toes operations in Mr. to Europe. The majority of these Perrsn said. "Everybody Js contain used clothing to Iterated playing tie game and everybody countries and a limit of S25 in value i needs irbat help -are can gire them." is placed upon them, according to He accompanied Norman C. Urqu- PosMsaster A. Darlington. (bars. Toronto, cfcazraaan of tie Weigm of parcels to Greas tional executive of the Canadian. Britain is limited to 11 pounds and 1 Red cross society on a six-weeit tour noay contain up so seven pounds of Britain and "France, of food but -jnly turq pounds of i jir uer-ia estimated thai Britain any one conscodny. So one per- 1 isms, worse food position son may send more tcaa two par- vear or jfcg Year before. eels per week and each parcel must be sen; to a different address and Plainly marked -gift" These regu- jLOVG SHOT F. W. Raabo. a member of tile Canadian army, sustained minor j food crisis in s The public Is advised to ascertain what goods w21 be accepted i out duty in countries to which oar- eels are so be snipped. This data can OKlj- be obtained from friends in Europe, the local postmaster! says. Parcels may stUl be maSed to service personnel who remain 211, i Europe aitii the same regulations applying as during the war peraxt. Help Meet Crisis WINNIPEG, Apnl D. 1 Perrin of Winnipeg, home from al tour of Britain and Prance, said in an interview that gifis of focd: parcels by Canadians 10 friends in' England help to alleviate the i United Kingdom! le na r, ss n e re gom injuries at 11 ajn. Sunday when he "If you know anyone in uras struck in the head by a rifle Management today, more than ever bulles as he stood on a city street. rooiivoo that labor must be j Following the injury he visited the said, expressing the! medical cSscer at :he local intern- send hurt or her a food parceL No i matter what food will be his station in Me, the most acceptable men; camp and received treannert. As Ranbc stood conversing with another soldier in front of the Cecil Cafe on 1st Avenue South, he was struck fay rTcoches 32 bullet. As its velocity was spent, the slug failed to enter his head but fell to the grourid. He was slightly stunned by the impact but not seriously in- jured. Notwithstanding repeated police warnings against residents using firearms in the city limits the prac- tice is being continued. City police report that four .22 rifles were seiz- ed on Sunday from young persons. Parents are urged to warn their children of the grave dacgar of dis- charging firearms in the city. gift he could receive." Even though there is a limit of; seven pounds a month, a seven; pound food parcel is a Godsend to j people in Britain. munitr centres, community councils j and community planning. Letix- j bridge citizens are reminded to lis- ten in over CJOC at 9 o'clock. Those concerned in the organization of a Lethbridge community council will be especially interested in this panel discussion la. preparation for the organization meeting to be held Mondav, April 22. BOY EVJtJRED Limited Supply Only Tractor TIRES AND TUBES 5.50x16 In the following sizes are now available for delivery in a few davs 12.75x28 13.50x28 o 13.50x32 7.50x18 14.00x30 PHOXE. TVRITE OK CALL SOOX SPOTLITE SERVICE STATION Corner Third Avenue and Eighth St. S. Fhone 2970 Chrome Plated EXHAUST TAIL PIPE EXTENSIONS With Red Reflector MCLAUGHLIN GARAGE and Auto Wreckers C-I-L PAINTS WOW AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING POINTS Duane's Electric Picture Bntie J. M. Gibbons Coutts Albert Homer Warner Ceo. Eckroicr Hd we. Cardstoa Sloan's Hdwe. Belle-rue Bellevue Hdwe. Macleod Beaver BaroBS Beaver Ur. Carmangay Beaver Ur. Claresholm Beaver E.br. Morris Barrett DEALERS, DISTRIBTrrOltS C-I-X. PAINTS, VARNISHES AND ENAMELS Before Renewing ANY POLICY PHONE 3M9 FOR KATES AND COVERAGE Be Wise-Insure With GUARANTEED VULCANIZING All sizes of Tires and Belt Splicing Trimbles for Tires 316 Eleventh St. S. f hone 2007 Donald Mclntyre, Letnbriage. 11- year-old bov is a patient in Gait; hospital tvith senotts injuries re- ceived he fell from a horse while out riding Sunday, resting comfortably. He is Pro-phy-laotic JEWELITE HAIR BRUSHES MCCAFFREYS DRUG STORES 414 I3th St. S. Fhone 3445 331 5th St. S. Phone 2205 Canadian Legion, B.E.S.L. GENERAL MEETING WEDNESDAY, April 17th, 1946, 8 p.m. sharp ALL MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND DANCE TONIGHT EAGtJES RADIO SERVICE Prompt anfl courteous ser- from a well-equipped shop at a reasonable price. MfKENZIE- ITO. Yours with our compliments FREE whils our supply You can borrow money on improved city property. per annum. Bowman Agency Insurance, Real Estate, Rentals POTATO GRdWERS We are buying NETTED GEMS CARLOADS OR TRUCKLOADS Plunkett Savage Lethbridge Phone 2584 DISSOLVED ORAL VACCINE CATARRH (SEE PAGE 8) FOR EASTER FAMOUS "PARIS" DOG PICTURES READY TO FRAME PARIS GARTERS SUSPENDERS Styfe h important but yeur com- fort rows? first. Para pcnciers and garters give you a combination of newest and colors plus All-Elastic for comfort. Make your selection now. 75c Snspenden NICK'S MEN'S WEAR 306 THIRD ATE. S. Supina Store News PHONES 2766 AND 2966; BUTCHER 3456 FREE DELIVERY DR. JACKSON'S PUDDY AND LISHUS. Clearing, 2 pkgs. for CORN MEAL. Quaker, 2 pkgs. for NURSING BOTTLES, Pyrex 25c PAULA SWEETENER, 4 ozs. Per bottle SACCHARINE TABLETS. 100 to box DOG FOOD GRO-PUP. Per pkg. 39c We Have a Stock of the New Radiator Tubular CORES For Chevrolet, Chrysler and Dodge Cars and LET OUR EXPERT MECHANICS TAKE CARE OF Motor Tune-np Gas and Oil Check Tire Ke-Caps Brake Control Xcw Faint Job Bodv Work NORTH LETHBRIDGE MOTORS AND AUTO WRECKERS AUTHORIZED GOODYEAR TIRE DEALERS 301-307 13th Street Phone 42W MEN WANTED AT LETHBRIDGE Salesman (Insurance) Auto Bodymca Auto Mechanics Plumbers Silk Spotter or Finisher Tailors Coal Miners Farm Couples Cooks Welders Carpenters Construction Laborers Wanted Elsewhere Cooks Coal Miners Auto Mechanics Draftsman, and Compiler Geologist Saddle Maker Plumbers Welder Tinsmith WOMEN WANTED AT LETHBRIDGE Stenographers (Experienced) Teletypist Day-workers Maids (Country and City) Waitresses (Country and. City) Chambermaids (Country) Housekeepers for Farm Cooks for farms Kitchen Help for Hospital Laundry Help for Hospital Alteration Women Experienced Seamstress Pressers Experienced Bookkeeper Telephone Operator for Hotel Every National Employment Office offers employment opportunities, both in its own area and from other districts in If able to fill any of the jobs here listed, or if seeking employment, contact your nearest Local Office of the NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE Dominion Labour Department SPAPFRf 11 nifirti "SPAPERJ ;