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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, April LETHBRlDOE Wrong number? Fifteen girls managed to cram themselves into this Dundurn Street phone booth in Hamilton, Ont., but there were a few left over, The students from St. Mary's high school were trying out one of the telephone booths of the 50's as part of a 50's day event. New marketing boards suggested OTTAWA (CP) The government should set up new marketing boards to help farmers caught between falling prices and rising costs, says the National Farmers Union. In its annual brief to Parliament, presented to the Senate agriculture committee after the cabinet refused to meet the NFU representatives, the union called for increased government intervention in marketing to ensure that farmers receive a fair return. The brief called for a new national meat authority and increased powers for the Canadian wheat board. President Roy Atkinson told the committee that rapidly rising costs of basic farm needs make it imperative that fanners be guaranteed floor prices for their products He said the open market concept is obsolete. Because large multinational corporations took largs portions of the market and ran those portions the way they saw fit, small producers couldn't compete. The brief called for a new grain marketing policy to handle transactions at all levels The open market system didn't ensure price stability for either producers or consumers. GOVERNMENT PRAISED The NFU praised the government for its program of consumer subsidies, including the new beef subsidy. However, it said that the subsidies should be improved to guarantee base prices for farm products and the subsidies should go directly to the farmers instead of to middlemen. Mr. Atkinson said that the problem with the beef subsidy is that the money goes to the meat packers who have "confiscated" the subsidy. The brief also launched an attack on the Canadian Pacific Railway. It accused the CPR of deliberately sabotaging grain shipments in an effort to blackmail the government into allowing higher freight rates or increased rail subsidies Mr. Atkinson said the railway uses obsolete equipment in snow-clearing operations and uses that as an excuse for reduced grain shipments. The NFU renewed its call for the nationalization of the CPR. It said that the railway should be integrated with the publicly-owned Canadian National Railways to provide better service. A massive injection of capital for new roadbeds and rolling stock, together with a new national transportation policy were needed to give Canadians adequate rail service. The CPR operates on a profit motive instead of providing a necessary service, Mr. Atkinson said. The brief was also to be pre- sented to the Conservative and New Democratic Party agriculture caucuses later. NEW YORK (AP) The United States companies report: Exxon, net income after taxes of million in the first three months this year. Texaco, profits of million. Occidental, income for the first quarter up 718 per cent over the same period last year. Speaking of the substantial increases in profits being announced by the oil companies, Senator Henry Jackson (Dem. Wash.) says they show "the bankruptcy of the government's energy policy." Jackson, chairman of the Senate interior committee, said higher oil profits and prices "make the working man and the people who employ him the orphans of neglectful even reckless government actions." Jackson made the comments in Washington yesterday after four more oil companies released first quarter 1974 earnings reports which showed sharp increases over the 1973 January February March period. Exxon, the No. 1 United States oil company in terms of sales, said its profits for the three months ended March 31 of million were up 39 per cent over 1973 period. 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