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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 1946 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PAGE Seasonally Adjusted Ceiling ASPLUND IN OPEN LETTER DEALS WITH BEEF SITUATION C. O. Asplund, supervisor of Leth- bridge Central Feeders association, has released for publication his views on the present cattle situation and how the present "deadlock" in marketing should be coped The statement follows: An open letter livestock question especially addressed to Donald Gordon. Price Controller; ecrdrer of lie of Canada. Genilemen: We are constantly being confront- ed with statements of public men regarding our duty to produce food lor s. hungry world. For six long" years of war the farmers Canada, performed a magnificent role against the most discouraging odds. History must assess no little of the credit for the victory to these men and women of the sort From the closest possible contact with these people I am convinced that thev are prepared to respond again to" a call of Christian dmy and tell them so and cot hurt the livestock industry by a polio- aimed at reducing their pro- duction. Is is quesaonaole whether any other result than reduction of livestock, will be achieved by such a policy. Two facts of utmost importance in the production of meat tonnage must be recognized and provided for ia goveiiuaent policy if normal pro- fduction is to oe maintained. To adership has appreciation of these facts. They are these, and thev should be reiterated with em- phasis because they are at the very core of the situation: i. For approximately half of each year meal tonnage In the case of cattle and can only be produced by artificial feeding in the barns and feedlots of this vast country. During this winter period. livestock other those in feed- Cm' TRAFFIC MGR. DEWITT MacKENZlESAYS lots or barns do well if they main- tain their This period in- volves the heavy feeding of grain, mill feeds, and other concentrated feeds as well as hay and fodder. It but (and this is an important con- dition) they must have the proper co-operation frcm governmental j.; leadership in order to make their is a specialized and 'expensive oper- contribution possible. ation. 2. It is impossible to carry on us operation without a spread in or margin sufficient to pay I had the opportunity to j profit. jibe added costs involved and a Mr. Gardiner. Mr. Taggart, and Mr. Pearsall regarding the hog situation J and what, would happen if the pol- icy of grain bonuses then existent was continued. They were all of the opinion that increased hog sub- sidies have the desired effect of checking the hog production de- cline. I considered it my duty to warn them that in my opinion they were wrong. No one can say wheth- er the two alternatives I gave vroulo. have saved the events have vindicated my judg- ment as to the effect that would be produced if the existing policy Dependent On Govt. tinder tne existing extraordinary conditions of price controls, ration- ing and export emoargo on all livestock and livestock proaucts tne industry is dependent entirely upon tne government for existence. Several solutions are being sug- gested. To us the simplest and most effective would seem to be the recognition of the two basic facts' above mentioned by the ap- plication of a. seasonally adjusted ceiling allowing for the necessary spread or margin. We submit that tnis must be done immediately or ___ 111LT -luuait uuuc were continued. I suggested two serlous of production alternatives: (1) That grain bonus- es be paid the producer who fed his own grain, or (2) That grain bonuses be eliminated entirely and thai if subsidies were K> be paia thev should be paid either on the livestock or as an increase in the price of grain. There is a large part of the farming public, organ- ized and individual, who are con- vinced that either of these alterna- tives would have produced the de- sired results. Kesults Possible I have no desire to pose as a prophet but I do know that there nave been a vast number of mis- takes that could hare been avoided had our leadership been close enough in touch with actual condi- tions. I also feel sure that an honest endeavor now on the part of that leadership to face practi- cal problems would achieve results. But conversely, if the government insists on present policies I solemn- ly warn them that greatly reduced agricultural production is inevitable. Some have suggested that there Is desire to replace the produc- tion of meat with cereals. If this is so. then The government should take the -people into iheir conS- EFIL 777 LAST NIGHT TONIGHT Tomorrow Guest In The House Star Cast will occur. We consider the statements in the press imputed to governmental agencies that the present situation is a seasonal condition is mislead- ing and not according to the fac-s. In the district surrounding Leth- bridge (an important feeding area) very near aOVo of the totai cattle placed on feed last fall are still in iced lots. Any statement to the contrary can easily be proven in- accurate. To these operators a drop of 50c to per cwt. is disastrous to this year's operations and will have the further effect of seriously re- ducing their operations for the fol- lowing season. In the light of price rises in ma- chinery and gasoline which very directly affect the cost of farm production the suggested seasonal adjustments in price ceilings on beef and lamb is certainly more than fair. I plead for immediate action by those primarily concerned in order to avoid a similar debacle to that experienced in hog production. No one wants inflation. Neither do they want black markets and certainly no one should want to court the discredit that will result if the present impasse is prolonged at length resulting, as it surely will, in permanent injury to one of Canada's most important indus- tries and holding up the production of much needed food. Yours verly trulv. CHAS. O. ASPLUND JOHK M. WILTON Appointment of John M. "Wilton as city traffic manager for Trans- Canada Air Lines is announced to- day by W. J. Dalby, traffic manager. Western Region. Mr Wilton joined TCA in 1942 as a traffic represzntaiive and serv- ___ ed in that capacity with the com- indices pany at Toronto. Ottawa and German Election Seen as Triumph Over Hitlerism TO CALGARY POST The smashing victory of Ger-' macy's new political partv. tbe' Christian Social Union la the'coun- ty council elections in the Amer- ican zone, should be recognized for; what it really triumph of' Christian principles over the evils of Hitleriszn which still tear at the vitals of the Reich. This political development Is" dc-ably important because Germany is nos the only country in Europe which has loss its moral strip as a result of the war. The striiing sue- i cess of the Christian Social Union' Jn Germany, which is the centre of I the plague, gives hope that there NO FKICE FIXED FOft NEW TJXA, FLAXES He Chased a Dust Storm OTTAWA. April Contract price of four-en- gine transport planes being Lawrence Cherry, National Film Board Trans-Canada Air _ built for lines has not been deter- mined, i- was- reported ia Gets South Alberta "Shots" for New Film commons for R. S. Knight Fasi deliveries are expected ia iJ ff September. Pensions Paid High Rankers You mar thought dust. ing thirty or forty years ago.' O14 i storms were things to keep away, machines, some Iroai, but a National Filni Board: early as 1912, trere unearthed and producer, Lawrence Cherry, scest put in nmsing order bv engineers cearlv a -week cussing them. In of the Eypenajental Farm ac Ssift itfee LeJhbridge area he was in the Current. Manv older prairie resi- I middle of one that, lasted nearly an dents with interest -while j hour. Wfcea the stom lifted his a pioneer gas tractcr, a separator camers and his eyes were full of and a Ef-earcer were used to harvest he had pictures which osce sgara. This harvesting, vrndlT described th-sss storms ac of course, involved another problem: 1 their worst. As scenes from the Men who were familiar with ths MFS's production "Soil for Tomor- rcachines had to be loeatsd. so that row" these pictures represent the threshing sequences could be re- OTTAWA. April i prairies duncg the dry" thirties. i being paid some of Canada's The troubles of the uni" in EC ranking war serri.ce ojen were listedJ ing t'szs. film did net end. however, i js a return tabled Monday in the the Another headache fcr the esns- may be- a resurgence "of moralitv in the affected areas of the continent. I encountered this lous movement wh many {wo months tin? trell under way the J. F. BUKKITT Appointment of J. commons. There yere some emissions eluding Gen. Crerar. retired in- They needed scenes of prairie snaader of the is: arssy. bus his" RELEASE MEAT COMPANIES predecessor. Gea McNaughton re- >r for qcn a -_ VCi i d> A J n to better toad. Actual scenes had to be reconstructed. In icne case this meaat shooting pic- 1 lures of a fa panv comer, and opened the city traffic office in Lethbridge in 1944, TCVs new city traffic manager spent the early part of his life in Kenora. Ontario, and attended school there, prior to entering Mc- Gill University in Montreal. He ioined the staff of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in 1936 and relinquished this position to form his own general insurance business, after which time he joined Trans- Canada Air Lines in 1S39. Arab Boycott Causes Deaths JERUSALEM, April (Reuters) Arab boycott of Jewish goods in Palestine is not being fully ob- served but it is reported here thas already it has hounded at least two Arab merchants to death. The boycott was started in January as an economic weapon against Zionism. The main diffi- culty in enforcing it is that there are not enough Arab manufactured good available and an Arab shop- keeper who wants to stay in busi- ness must deal with the well- stocked warehouses in the all- Jewish city of Tel Aviv. Recently an Arab broker, sus- pected of having sold land to Jews, was shot dead in daylight in one of the busiest streets in Jaffa. Arab merchants who have failed to observe the boycott have re- ceived letters threatening them with death if they continued to deal with Jews. Sow the so-called Arab "Black Hand" organisation has turned its attention to Jewish merchants in an effort to make the boycott 100 per cent effective. US. Market Safety Valve For Cattle "WINNIPEG, April L. Campbell. Manitoba minister of agriculture said Monday the Unit- ed States market was still the safety valve of livestock production and it might heip marketing and labor difficulties in that field if restored. The need for a better marketing system was demonstrated by the drop in cattle shipments last week to 30 per cent of normal and the ever-recurring emergencies in the livestock industry, the minister said. Wartime restrictions with respect to labor and marketing problems exercised by the Dominion govern- ment tended to have a stabilizing effect on, the livestock industry. While it didn't solve some of its problems he would prefer to see Dominion jurisdiction, continued rather than left to the provinces, Mr. Campbell said. In the busv soring season, ir stock shipments were sure to fall oS because farmers were occupied in the fields and could nos get time to haul to the nearest snipping point. Mr. Campbell added that aa. unusual season this year had ag- gravated the situation because seed- ing was general all at once over a bigger part of the west than in normal years. Seeks Record In Hauling of Wheat HAKDEf, Mont., April Brig.-Gen, Thomas D. Campbell, Moncav announced a fleet of trucks would seek a world record by haul- ing bushels of wheai from his fanning corporation today, enough wheat to fill 16 waiting boxcars. Gen. Campbell is out to tnole tne bushels carried iQto Climax, Minn., Friday by 200 farmers. COTTON FIGURES ES' U.S. LOAN DEBATE WASHINGTON. April Senator Allen Eilender asserted Mondav that United States was trving to "revive s. dead horse" by the loan to Britain. As the senate edged closer to its first test vote on the financial arrange- ments, the Louisiana Democrat argued that Britain had lost her pre-eminence in world trade, that the dominions were competing with her industrially and that the loan would only be a temporary "shos in the arm." Earlier Senator Ralph Maybank (Dem_ S.C.) announced he "had received state department assurances that, none of the loan funds would be used by Britain to foster the production of colonial cotton. Senator Robert Taft (Rep, Ohio) quickly challenged this and "Be Cautious In Al! Dealings' fy HAT'S what the dream books And good A advice it is, as is likely, your had dreams are caused by over-stimulated nerves. And it could he that the cause of your nervousness and excitability- is the caffein in the tea or coffee you drink. Try Postum! Postnm is a delicious, heart-warming, mealtime drink that you make right in the cup, just by adding boiling water or hot milk. And Postum is free of caffein or any other drug that might affect heart or nerves or digestion. Costs less than a serving. Ybnr whole family should he enjoying Postum regularly! A Product of Gtntrol Fcodj Postum Thomas V. An- Tlie plastie of be eradicated by tion. You can quiet by armed achieve the vita! demilitarization Germany throuah a foar-nower 25 j'ear mutual assistance pact such as now Is but form the Nazis that wav. Reform i must coaie through a change aj- Kent- England. St. Jonns School. Kelvin Technical i Vice-Marshal X. R. units following a prolonged Anderson, 'Air Chief Mar- dispute. shal L. S. Breadner. 36.756; Air, Vice-Marshal A. A. L. CufTe. abor _ ton. color fUm Film conditiOEs le 1930's and soil eros- It -xtn soon be shown oa j XFB's Rural Circuits. High School and the University of Air Vice-Marshal Alberr Deniver- Manitoba in Winnipeg. Russian Army t The Christian Social Union rep- i resents peosle who subscribe to the i tenets of Christianity, it Isn't al Question of denomination at all.: Catholics and un- i doubtedly any others whs subscribe j to this code of joined i hands, and the whole emphasis is' laid on the Christian principles. Military authorities in both the American and the British zones ar" utilizing: fullv the efforts of these for moral rehabilitaiton. Hitler deliberately set out to de- base his people, and he succeeded with a huse section of them, but 3y JOSEPH GOODWET TEHRAN, Aprd man in the street viewed with some skepticism today current negotia- tions between Azerbaijan leaders and the central government for re- hev the army of moral rehabilitation. TRAIL, B.C.. April thousand employees of the Con- solidated Mining and Smelting Company at Trail and Ximberley Azer- have voted 96 pe; cent against ac- riirf i caijan yesterday. The radio said cepting comoany working proposals, nucleus" Soviet Gen. Glidsky, commanding it was shown lass night when the nffirpr nf Trie Tabriz uni turn of ths orovince to Iran. Meanwhile, the Tabriz radio an- nounced that the Red army had S5.443; Marshal Harold Edwards. S5.S45; Air Vice-; Marshal A. E. Godfrey, i Percy W. Neltes.; and Rear Admiral Leonard, W. Murray, Smelter Workers Oppose Terms Secret Letters In Black Forest Secret letters" written bv Hitler and other important documents were found in an Allied treasure hunt in officer of the Tabriz unir. issued the 1 count of a workers' vote was coin- following farewell statement: {pleted. "After four vears we are leaving The company counter proposals -.oar countrv." In these years we i to International Union of Mine. id! and Smelter Workers' demands embody a 42-hour week, shift dif- ferential of three cents an hour Tor the afternoon shift and five cents an hour for the graveyard shift. They also offer vacation with pay have been good friends. "We came to your country with your agree- ____ ment to protect you from war. War PARIS. April i is over and we are leaving and we wish you good luck and happy days in peace." A reliable diplomatic source here the Black Forest, when a small! said an agreemer-t on Azerbaijan chest, unearthed at Ehrsbek, near Baden, was opened. Object of the hunt was monev al- leged u> have been hidden bv'otto Abetz. Hitler's ambassador in" Paris, now awaiting trial. However, no Abetz treasures were found the investigating magistrate super- vised the opening of the chest yes- terday. SHORT CATTLE RUN April 191 head of cat- tle, compared with 350 market- ed two weeks ago, reached Ed- monton's stockyards Monday, and livestock commission men attributed the drop in receipts to the price controversy aim "press reports of differences between the government and packers." DIXE SIDEWAJ.K bad been reached "during conver- sation in Tehran between Premier Ahmed Qavam and Soviet Ambas- sador I. V. Sadchikov and at Tabriz between Jafar Pishevari (Azerbai- jan premier) and the Russian con- sul general" Government and diplomatic cir- cles expressed the opinion that Azerbaijan would return to the Iranisn fold with Pishevari as the province's governor-general, with hsi cabinet as department heads and with his parliament as a provincial council. up to two weeks, establishment of union management committees to study a pension plan, severance pay and job evaluation. The proposals fell short of union WINNIPEG. Acril LORD BENNETT HANDS OVER HOSPITAL TO G-B. TAPLOW. Buckinghamshire. Sag- land. April (C.P. count Bennett, former prime minis- ter of Canada, handed over on Monday the Canadian Red Cross hospital at- nearby Cliveden, estate of Lord and Lady Astor, to British authorities to be used as a hos- Sealth Minis- hourly wage increase and I union security. JEWS OX MOVE FROM AUSTRIA VIENNA. April 30. fBy Airmail) Small parties of Jews from Warsaw and Buda- pest are on the move again through Austria, trying to set to Palestine, rind the renewed movement is causing concern Allied authorities. LOST A LONG TCHE VANCOtJVER. April George Fisher. 85. yesterday re- ported to police the loss "of a nair of tin snippers in Regina 30 years ago. Mr. Fisher gave police the name of a man he saw using snippers which he be- lieves are the shears he lost in the Saskatchewan city. street, busiest intersec- tion. They were carrying out the "MUM IS WORD- SAYS EISENHOWER tee expressed the hope of the con- HONOLULU. April 30. game at a party. F. M. APPLICATIONS MOUNT AETNA ACTIVE OTTAWA. April return tabled in the commons Monday gave a list of 64 Canadian radio stations which had applied for fre- quency modulation permits. 18 for television permits and 19 for fac- simile reproduction permits. The information, supplied by Recon- struction Minister Howe, also re- sponsible for the radio licensing division of the transport depart- ment, disclosed that no licenses three NAPLES. -Advices from in the debate that spilled across have been granted in these party lines Senator Edwin C. John- j categories. son (Dem.. Colo.1 asserted the loan i would "destrov the cotton industry NEW GOVERNOR-GENERAL in the United States." BETTER BACON FOR G.B. OTTAWA, April Increased transportation space for the shipment of food has enabled Canada to ship better- tasting-, milder care of bacon to Britain, thus enhancing the Dominion's chances of retain- ing the post-war British mar- ket, it -was learned here. Dur- ing the war Canada shipped a strong cure, which keeps longer. OPPOSES OLEOMARGARINE OTTAWA. April LAS5EN HIT No2 A GOOD HAUL TOKYO. April salvage j crew hauled 282 precious metal in- 1 gots from the mud alongside a' I Tokvo bay dock were required to pruv JUK one a forecast of operating costs and other data. "Dick Tracy" Wi-vh MORGAN CONWAT JEFFREYS CONSPIRACY IN BOLIVIA j LA PAZ, Bolivia. April 30 Monday in the i President Gualberio Villarroel said largest single day's recovery from iast nigh; a mo'.tnionary p'.ot in the cache discovered nearly a preparation for the last four months I month ago, bringing the total re- had been discovered. He a 1 covered to 515 ingots. Until the meeting of managing editors of the is identified, its exact value city's newspapers that ail details J cajir.ot be estimated. Of "the conspiracy were known. TODAY TILL SATURDAY MOVIE ROW IN G.B. j LONDON. April Fi5m Producer Maurice Ostrer. chie. LITTLE HEROINE EDMOXTOX, April Mar- jone Sar.dercoek. four-year- daughter of Mr. ar.d Mrs. John producer of Gainsborough sandcrcock of Edmonton, doesn't now controlled by film magnate J. j fenow the meaning of the word Arthur Rank, announced his re? ig- "heroine." but her quack thinking nation as of Sept. 1 because of dsf- saved r.er two-year-old brother, ference of pc-liry with the "Rank or- Bobbie, from crowning recently I ganization." Ostrer has produced wnen he jumped into a puddle that some of the most pooular box office {successes made in England during recent years. Outstanding are "The Man in Grey." CROSHT BERGS turned out to be a hole four feet deep. Marjorie who now is the neighborhood heroine, knelt by the side of the hole after Bobbie went "Fanny By Gaslight." "The Wicker! down out of and when he j Lady" and "Madonna of the Seven t came up again grabbed him bv the I Moons." and pulled him to safety. The Bells of StMajys Mk Tt AVWS- WMIAM Added Colored Cartoon 'Pluto's Kid Brother" Latest World News hit every time! Morning, noon, or night! You can't drown the cheery Snap-Crackfe-Pop of Kellogg's Rice Krispiesf The secret? Gentle toasting, oven- popping, an exclusive KeHogg recipe. Try some sooni Crisp "Rice is a registered trade mark of the Kellogg Coesprny of Canada Limited, for iu delicious brand of rice. BOXY FAMOUS PLMERS THEATO Wednesday AND THURS. SECOND FEATURE MOMUMMCTMIS SPAPFRf NFWSPAPFK! ;