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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20-THE LETHBR1DGE April Raspberry battle ended on sweet note CLARKSBURG, Ont (CP) The last five years have been a legal and financial nightmare for Jim Hartman, 59, owner of Blue Mountain Nurseries and Orchards Ltd. in this community near Georgian Bay, about 25 miles east of Owen Sound Although the nightmare ended recently when an ap- peal court awarded Mr Hartman damages of Milliken Farm Supplies Ltd. USED MACHINERY BALERS-Overhauled-Field Ready N.H. 268 C1Q1C Serial .......................0 I 0 10 N.H.68 OCfl Serial UOU N.H. 78 P.T.O. i nnn Serial I UUU N.H. 269 P.T.O. ss pick up 1 OCA Serial I OOU N.H. 268 P.T.O. Ell Serial N.H. 268 P.T.O. Serial M.F. 10 P.T.O. M.F. 10 P.T.O. Serial M.F. 9 P.T.O. Serial M.F. 12 P.T.O. Serial M.F. 12 P.T.O. Serial Ford 530 P.T.O.................. J.D.14T P.T.O. Serial Case 330 P.T.O. Serial N.H. 1049 S.P. Bale Wagon. Only 56 hrs. on this mach. Like new SWATHERS VERS.103 15' Serial M.F. 34 18' Serial M.F. 36 16' Serial MISCELLANEOUS J.D. No. 6 Serial row corn head 6-R-7477 Malco Pop up Bale Loader I.H.C. No. 2A Hay Conditioner Serial Inland Bale Stackers J.D. 301 Pert. Dist. Serial J.D. A Tractor Serial A.C. Ditcher-fits A.C. D17 Tractor Melroe 3 pt. Hitch 20' Harrows J.D. 150- 22' Chisel Plow Oliver Chisel Plow 10' Cockshutt 241 Double Disc-10' M.F. Ground Drive Spreader No. 15 I.H.C. Manure Spreader Vers. 42 Combine P.T.O. Serial -P 10' P.U. Citation House Trailer..................... Golden Arrow 30' 150 gal. Sprayer Anderson Chaff h.p. Kohler electric start engine 900 1200 1350 1350 650 450 750 185 1200 1700 3500 1430 350 525 375 750 450 150 450 1900 350 800 500 450 1800 1000 300 750 WE HAVE MANY MORE USED ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS TO LIST! Milliken Farm Supplies Ltd. Phone 223-4437 Taber AND Island Implements Phone 545-2121 Bow Island in his suit against the provincial government, he still has the scars from watching 25 years of work totter on the brink of collapse In 1962, Mr Hartman agreed to participate in a program with the federal and provincial departments of ag- riculture to develop virus- free Latham raspberry plants for commercial sales He was to be the only grower The governments were to supply and inspect the plants while Mr Hartman developed them By 1968, he had plants ready lor sale and another under cultivation But somewhere, someone had made a mistake Mr Hartman was told by government officials in 1968 that his plants were not Latham, but a new and inferior variety called Ottawa variety almost useless for commercial sales He was left with 35 acres o( valueless plants guaranteed a few months earlier to be worth a thousand and a certain market for a year. Mr Hartman destroyed the entire crop, burning those in storage and plowing the rest underground. "I didn't like to see everything go down the he said recently "I was proud of my work After destroying the plants, Mr Hartman sought compensation but no one from the government would listen or help Although desperate, he did not give up and finally approached Ross Whicher, Liberal member of Parliament for Bruce Mr Whicher convinced Harold Stafford, a lawyer from St Thomas, Ont., and former Liberal MP for Elgin, to take the case Mr. Hartman sued the provincial government for damages "We didn't want to get into a Mr Hartman said "Who wanted to fight? We didn't have a choice When the case reached the Ontario Supreme Court in 1971, it was dismissed and Mr Hartman was ordered to pay costs of about He was bitter By TED WELCH Owen Sound Sun-Times "After 25 years, 1 feel I accomplished something and made a contribution to the country and was cut down for no he said "It takes a long time for a tree to grow." During the two years be- tween the trial and the suc- cessful appeal in 1973, Mr. Hartman kept busy clearing farms and improving his own apple orchards He has 80 acres of apple orchards and grows some gooseberry and current plants. He also started another raspberry program, using Latham from the United States which was supplied by the ministry of agriculture He said he is glad the whole matter is over "Everybody makes mistakes The government (officials) are not super- men Mr Hartman and his wife fled to South America from Czechoslovakia in 1948, shortly after the Communist government nationalized their fruit and vegetable farm about 20 miles from Prague After shuttling back and forth in South America, they came to Canada, arriving in Clarksburg in 1949 Mr Whicher, speaking recently about Mr Boxcar situation remains serious THUNDER BAY, ONT. (CP) Charles Gibbins, a commissioner of the Canadian Wheat Board, warned this week that a serious situation might soon develop in the movement of prairie grain Mr Gibbins said in an interview the number of boxcars of gram coming into this port city last week fell 547 below target. Only bushels of gram entered the city in the 72-hour period ending Sunday night, compared with bushels loaded on to ships leaving the port in that same period, he said Earlier, Frank Mazur, chairman of the Grain Handlers' Union, warned there will be a crisis in the port by the end of the month Mr Mazur said there will not be enough grain coming into the city by rail to meet the capacity of incoming vessels He predicted the shortage will create a chain reaction across Canada APRIL IS CANCER MONTH The Canadian Cancer Society ONE DAY BLITZ City of Lethbridge SUNDAY, APRIL 21st rjj" House to house canvass Starting at p.m. One of the volunteer canvassers will be calling at your home Please make their call pleasant Hartman's fight with the provincial government, said "revenge is sweet "Never in the history of Canada has anything been brought up so detrimental to the Canadian legal said Mr Whicher. 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