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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta SO TMI IfTHMIDO WIRALD Aprtl 197i _ Reserve granary for ivheat urged BT VICTOR MACKfE j The western provinces have Herald Ottawa Burean enjoyed ten above-average pro- OTTAWA Construction of a duction yeai-s. resen'e granary to hold 100 mil- However this spa-ing moisture lion bushels of wheat, by the conditions are critical. Seeding federal government, as insur- according to reports coming out ance against sudden drops in of the prairies could take place prices and uncertain, markets, I under the worst conditions for was advocated here Monday by j 20 years. Senator Arthur Laing. "Because of inadequate mar- He is recommending to the federal Liberal government that this proposal be considered at the western Liberal policy con- ference to take place in Van- couver in June. Transport problems as they jsffect -western Canada will be ket practice we are still com- pelled to deliver some 300 mil- lion bushels of wheat (or have delivered it under contract) least 75 cents per bushels under current said the Sena- tor. In 1963 he was taken into the questions examined at the con-1 cabinet by the late L. B. Pear- fcrence, Mr. Laing said in an son ne served in several port- interview. He pointed out that for many years the burden of freight rates borne by western Canadians has been a sore sub- ject on the prairies. Mr. Laing said that every folios in the cabinets of Mr. Pearson and Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. He was ap- pointed to the senate late last year. He was leader of the Lib- eral partv in British Columbia the double threat of weather and world prices. OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. for six years. Mr. Laing said he would prob- ably be accused of conseiiing a "dead inventory." He rejected such a criticism describing it as nonsense." "What I am proposing is the purchase of an insurance policy in stability. This is all the farmer he said. "We should take the humps and hollows out of this business. This can be done by establising a reserve granary. I think somewhere between 50 and 100 million bushels would suffice to remove the dangers of both de- structive prices and inconstant said Mr. Laing. He proposed that the reserve granary be built at Vancouver. He said if all real costs were computed such as maintenance j I of the canal system, ice break- i ing etc. Vancouver is a 1 'cheaper port" than the lake-! i head by 40 per cent. "Instead of the conventional elevator, we could use tow con- crete or steel bins at a per bushel cost mucb below the con- i vefitional. Implicit in the plan is removal of scremngs on the prairies and shipment of dingle grades by unit the sen- ator said. i The reserve granary should f be maintained by the Wheat Board. If necessary fhttTKsal advances could be made by tbe federal government, said tbej 1 senator. i Clowns are still the best Circus buff Cliff Crawford carefully rearranged a group of circus wagons that form part of the extensive collection of circus mementoes he has gathered in his Port Moody, B.C., home during a 33-year love affair with Greatest Show on Ecrth. A special affinity he feels ottested to fay the large water color planted of three clowns. (CP photo) Wallace better MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Gov. George Wallace of Ala- bama. who was shot last May i 15 and partially paralysed, has progressed from working out on parallel bars to walking with crutches. Billy Joe Camp, his press secretary, said Wal- lace has been "practising with crutches and brace-walking." Two sides to this sto Some people insist that Double Distilled is a robust whisky. It is. But first and lore most it's a smooth They also insist that it comes in an expensive-looking bottle. It does.- But at an inexpensive price. Other people insist that Double Distilled is a smooth wJaiaky. It is. Bin firsi and foremost it's a robust whisky. They too insist that it comes in an expensive-looking bottle. Which it does. But at an inexpensive price. DOUBLE The Smooth Whisky. The Robust Whisky. IGA THESE SPECIALS IN EFFECT ONLY AT for Quality, Service and Price Satisfaction TONIGHT and SATURDAY, APRIL 21st CENTRE VILLAGE IGA-LETHBRIDGE MARTENS COALDALE FREE DELIVERY Centre Village IGA WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES PRICES IN EFFECT UNTIL CLOSING SATURDAY, APRIL 21st COTTAGE ROLLS BURNS NO. 1 FULLY COOKED TOMATOES Canada No. 1 Imported, Vine APPLES POTATO CHIPS NA1LEYS TW PACK TURKEYS FRESH UTILITY GRADE 802 LB. AVERAGE ib....... STRAWBERRIES boskets (PINT SIZE) IDEAL WITH HAM NABOB COFFEE SMOKED HAMS COUNTRY STYLE WHOLE or HALF ib. ORANGES LARGE SIZES .00 far Fresh From Our livStore Bakery PASKA BREAD SWIFTS PREM LUNCH MEAT 12-OZ. TINS ea..... ;