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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE IIEBALD _ A.oBusf 8, 1972 ________ Romanian tractor plant will have big selling job Construction of n million Homnnian traclor assembly plant in Saskatoon may provide A source of a new fnrm ma- chinery in Western Canada, but exports say the tractors will have an uphill field in their battle for acceptance. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon economist Harold Hronson says the tractors will have to sell for less than North American models if any bene- fit is to nccrue to farmers. To start with, if a financial is concluded with lie federal de-par t m enl of ro- ftional economic expansion, the plant would employ lo 200 persons. However, Ted Pashas, presi- dent of Western Importers Ltd., the Canadian company repres- enting (he Romanian Uzina Tract onil and Auto Tractor Col, said he expects the Saska- toon plant to become the cen- tre for distribution in North America, eventually employing lip to workers. "I would hope part of the doa 1 between the govern m en t and Romanians will be a lower price than is now paid for North American Prof. Bronson paid. "That is the only advantage I cnn see from the plant, other than its providing 150 jobs." Prof. ttronson said he is as- suming the Saskatchewan gov- ernment is satisfied Romanian tractors are a comparable pro- duct, "Unless they can get volume as a result of comparahlc qual- ity and lower it will bo an uneconomic thing." Bob Larter, of E.sEwan, Sask., president of the Mani- Dealers Association also ex- pressed doubts. "Tlicy will have to go to a larger tractor if they want to serve the 1'rairic lie said. "Their 65-horsepowor trac- tor would sound more suitable for the Eastern Canadian mark- et We sol I only on e or two tractors out of J5 in that .size range." Mr. Barter said he has litlle douljt iihnut Hie standard of the Tlomnninn product, al- though it is currently available only in 45 and 65 horsepower models. "They will deliver them more cheaply ( North American models, they haven't fiot the same ho said. lie said his association will welcome dealers handling the Romanian tractors if those dealers meet standards with their inventories and service shops. Iloh I.undi.s of Saskatoon Uni- versal Tractor is o fran- chiscd dealer for the Romanian tractor, and describes it ns on "economical means of power, lower than most, com- petitive models and built stur- dily." Mr. l.andis said many pri- vinclal farmers would find the tractors too small for tillage purposes, but they would serve farmers with two or thrcc- (jiiiirter .sections of land. "Tlipy are aLso ideal as n second tractor, for front-end loaders, pulling .sprayers and1 other he said. I to said the Romanians are planning a larger tractor for the future, and a in the 100 horsepower range nuiy ho ready by next spring. The horsepower Romanian model in two-wheel drive sells at about (also available in A similar North American model retails for about New Red Spring Wheat grading system started The phase of Canada's new I'.ci! Spring Wheat grading system was Implemented Aug. 1. The system Is based on mar- ket rttjeajch conducted by Uio Canadian Grain Commission and on proposals by the Cana- dian anil foreign grain trade. "Canada is row in a posi- tion to offer a complete line o( milling on a protein ba- said federal Agriculture Minister Hud Olson. DO YOU NEED A COMBINE ENGINE LOW, LOW PRICES Phone 327-1591 to Save FLEMING MOTORS LTD. 1st Ave. 7th St. S., Lethbridge Phone 397-1591 Tiic new grades for bread wheat varieties nrc No. 2 Can- ada Western Red Spring Wheat, which replaces No. 3 and a small part of No. 4 Mani- toba Northern; and No. 3 Can- ada Western Red Spring Wheat, which will take the bulk of No. 4 Manitoba Northern, No. S wheat and all garnet grades. Three utility of wheat have nl.TO been No. J and No. 2 Canada utility will composed of feed and non- bread varieties, such as Pilie. No. 3 Canada utility will re- place (lie former grades of No. 6 and feed wheat. Like No. 1 Canada Western Spring Wheat, which was intro- duced at the beginning of the 1971-72 crop year, No. 2 C.W. Wheat will binned according to protein levels ut terminals. The other new grades will not segregated according to protein. Protein levels offered will range from 12 to 15 per cent, with about three-quarters of the wheat expected to be In 13 to 14 per cent rango most years. "The new grading system will allow Canada to compete, more effectively on the world market. We will have tho world's largest trading wtocks of premium protein wheats and buyers will be able to pick tho protein level they need for their flour Mr. Olson said. He said the new utility grades will provide a base for non-bread wheat production in both Eastern antl Western Can- ada. "These wheats might be used for dumplings, pastries, end livestock feeds. It la a growth market and one Canada nhoukJ be prepared to the minister said. "Since there win be fewer grades and no protein segrega- tion at country elevators, the new wheat grading system will actually make things easier for producers and country elevator fJNRESOrA'ED is a threat to the Glacier Na- tional Park proposed wilderness that finds 68 acres of back country land reached only by trail offered for sale. The tract is on Cracker Lake, 5.5 trail miles from Many Glacier, and at the base of hieh Ml. Siycli, fifth highest in Ihc park. Park officials have no later information to a sales advertisement by a Great Falls realtor that reads in part: "Heaven on Earth on 68 acres in Glacier National Park with feet on Cracker Lake; virgin acres of alpine meadow today's price will he a steal tomorrow." The advertisement concludes with: "If you arc capable of investing PARK SUPT. WILLIAM J. BRIGGLE points out that the (18 acres were a mining claim filed before 1910 when Glacier Park became a national park. There is question of what legal right persons would have in utilizing a mining claim for recreational and resort purposes. Cracker Lake didn't prove out as a mineral pro- ducer. July 21, 1969, the 68 acres were acquired through legal tax deed procedure by two Cut Bank women on payment of in delinquent taxes. The women offered the land to the National Park Service for The Park Service moved too slowly, and the land was acquired by two young men, Robert M. Graham and Michael T. Fitzgerald, for They in turn conveyed interests to olhers. There arc a number of questions, including how much the eventual purchase cost the American tax- payer? How much support will there be from ecol- ogically minded groups in preventing possible devel- opment? Will the National Park Service be able lo pre- vent resort development in the heart of the proposed wilderness near the continental divide? Can land ob- tained for a mining claim have other prime uses? 63 attend 4-H camp P1NCHEH CREEK (Special) The 4-FI reigning and Train- Ing Light Horse Club recently took part in u 4-H camp held at Pole Haven Ranch. Fifteen members took part with oilier clubs from Raymond, Lcth- hiidge and HilLs-pring, In aH 63 persons attended the camp, Mrs. A. Dcrmls and Mrs. Mb- lllwraith were supervisors end Mrs. Turcott nnd Mrs. Aldahl were Uie cooks. cow COUNT rmors Dairy cow population figure for Alberta show a decrease of three per eent, from In )970 to In 1071. MOTORCYCLES THE QUIET, CLEAN ONES BEAUTIFUL 100CC ROAD TWIN 125CC ROAD FUTURISTIC STYLING-S SPEED TRANSMISSION TURN SIGNALS SPEEDOMETER TACHOMETER TWO BUYS THAT CAN'T BE BEAT See these great buys of YAMAHA CYCLE SALES AND SERVICE 21 St. and 2 Avo. S. Ph. 328-6977 ;