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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta MonHny, 197? THE LTEHBftJDGE HERALD of flooding and heavy rains, Mr. Menard, has lived in rhe area for more ihon 20 years soyi "I hove never iccn anything liko this." Baby musk ox lo Moscow MOSCOW (AP) Little Ivor, a hahy ox from Kdmon- ton, n tun died contentedly at a pile of oak leaves today as Ca- nadian embassy officials pro- him to the Moscow 2.00 j on hnlialf of the children of Canada. The year-old mask ox was born in a small colony of trit rare animal farm near Kdmun- ton, children of the city de- cided lo make him a gift to Russian children after (Soviet premier) Alexei N. Kosygin ited there last Ocioiwr on a state visit to Canada. Little Ivor, named Kd- monton Mayor Ivor Dent, ar- rived in Kiissia May 'J mi ;tn AmilUit lliftlil I rum Montreal. Ile had Ixjen escorted all 1 he way from Kdmonlon by a Rus- sian The animal, which looks like a small buffalo, has been in quarantine until just recently. Pierre Trot tier, the charge d'affairs at Uif Canadian em- bassy, wetit Friday to the Mos- cow 700 to inspect Little Ivor's new tjuajler.s and officially present him to the Russians. Deputy zookeener Georyy B. Sviontkovsky thanfcwf Trotlier and the children of Canada for the fjift" and noted I h at Littl e I vor is the only mask ox in the Soviet Union. Canada's world trade surplus falls sharply DISBELIEF Leopold Menard of Gronby, Oue., glum- ly watches m swollen of (he Yomosko river barely rnoke it under a bridge following several days Quebec flood disaster: Rarity makes them all the more terrible (io vcr innon is co in e farmers' aid io The East em hit MOiNTHKAL K'lM farmers of Quebec's Townships area have (his Fnmmer hy a fon familifir in Wcsslcrn weather conditions. For the first tirno In (lie memory of area fanners the region ami southoasi of Montreal has been battered hy fixton.sive heavy rains, hail storms nnd Moods. An extremely spring nnd itiajor rain storms ourLiur iti (he year made it difficult fnr many farmers ID tlo normal spring sowing. Many areas Iny submerged under mud and wa- ter. tjuebec far HUTS rji els' face snch severe conditions, some- thing that occurs regularly in the western provinces where major are created by drought, hail slorms. parly frost. Rain or even .snow during harvest add lo the burden. Because dis- asters are en mm on place In Ihe Wesl, they seldom result in any mFtjor jjovcrnment However, Ihe terrible eontli- lioris rurrenUy affecting the Kastcrn Townships region ap- parently have impressed holh federal and Quebec provincial finvernmcnls the nrwl foi- Tre federal icuilurc de- partment lias sent officers across Ihe provinc-e assessiiif" rain, hail ami flood damago to crops, particularly in the Easi- er n Townships. TOURS AttKA Victor (iolilhlnom, Quebec's minister or the environment, had a look at Ihe devfi.vlnted flrciih when ho Inured the re- gion Tluii-sday by helicopter. A spokesman for Agriculture Minister II. A. Ol.son said fed- eral action will be taken jointly wilh the Quebec government. Premier Ilobcrl Bonrassn of Quebec already has promised his Kovernmenl will provide fi- nancial aid to (In1 farmers suf- fering (Tup Mr. Knurassn would not sjiv ivlictlier flic federal Kovern- menl would lie asked to provide money or nllicr assistamx1 Hut the Ottawa spokesman snid tlie federal department is studying Ihe possibility extending spe i iaf credit terms to Qitobc-p farmers, Details of the aid program nre expectnF to he announcrd next week a meeting Iwlwwn federal offirrnls nnrl Nevfiilhelfiss, Roy, executive president of the Que- bec Food Council, said feai-s jimong Quebccer.s nbmil the possibility of food pi ice in- ses in the fa 11 have 1 icen foslered by consumer groups. He accused consumer groups of craeting a "psychosis" about price increases by "incessantly talking about forxl pjice wlien no increase is Snefford county official.1? a.sked thai the region he desig- nated a disaster area and Mr. Gold bloom said he would pass rjii the- recjuesl lo Ihe cabinet. bi Uicinnond. Quo Unvii ol roads ;md si reels were washed out, railway tracks were mangled and water and electricity were cut off follow- ing Wednesday's bail .storm. A few miles away in Action Vale,