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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Saturday, August Canada being wooed by producer groups eyeing market deals OTTAWA (CP) Canada is being wooed as a partner by- members of at least two inter- national commodity groups hoping to copy the example of market control set last year by the oil exporting countries. International associations of copper producers and iron producers have been urging Canada to join them to stabilize world markets in the style of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries SHOWING SUNDAY AUG. 18 P.M. PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE 520-7th ST. SOUTH Typically, these groups are composed of small, poor coun- tries selling to powerful customers in the United States and Western Europe. Government officials say Canada has not taken up the has not quite rejected them either. First, Canada is a major user as well as producer of iron, copper and other materials. Any action that would raise prices or endanger supplies could im- pose a higher cost than benefit for Canada. Second, officials say, at- tempts to control supplies and prices always cause bottlenecks and market disturbances. In the economic turbulence that in the wake of OPEC's price producers as well as the cus- tomers can get hurt. And unless all producers join the association and honor its marketing rules, there is always the chance that some producer will break the rules and either under-price or over-supply the market. The government is on record as supporting associations that include both producers and consumers in managing orderly markets. Various ministers have spoken against "rigging markets" or beggaring neigh- bors. In the case of copper and iron, however. the government appears to be taking an increasingly active part in producer groups. The Inter-governmental Council of Copper Exporting Countries includes Peru, Chile. Zambia and Zaire. They export about 60 per cent of the SENSATIONAL BROADWAY MUSICAL (Western Canada Tour) Sept. 5-6-7 Yates Memorial Centre Direct from California Tickets: Leister's Music Ltd S4 Reserved, S3.50 if bought in groups of I 10 or more.________________________J world's exportable copper. Officials say the council has repeatedly asked Canada, which exports an estimated five to 10 per cent of the world's exportable copper, to join, and the government sent an observer to their recent meeting in Zambia. "We have a friendly relationship with a trade department source said. But unlike the four members of the council, Canada is also a large user of copper, with only about 40 per cent of Canadian exports leaving Canada unrefined, he said. And the copper producers would not have nearly the clout of OPEC in the oil business. Faced with higher prices, customers would start to switch to aluminum or plastics. The government is ever closer, with official permanent observer status, to the so-called Caracas Group of iron exporting countries. At a Caracas Group meeting in Geneva last month, a work- ing group proposed formation of an organization of iron exporting countries modelled on OPEC, with joint pricing one of its aims. Officials in the trade and ex- ternal affairs department say Canada was not involved in that proposal and has not discussed it with the Caracas Group. They describe as erroneous a news report from Caracas last Sunday quoting a Venezuelan official as saying Canada and five other countries had agreed to set up the new organization. As a permanent observer, Canada shares statistics with the Caracas Group, NORTH AMERICA ALBERTA PHEASANT RANGE ABUNDANCE Best Average Chinook belt best Climate restricts pheasant spread By DENNIS McDONALD Alberta Fish and Wildlife Third in a series Pheasants and farmland go together like peaches and cream! Few pheasants live their entire lives out of sight of a farm house. Throughout North America, they thrive only where natural cover is interspersed among fertile farmlands. By plowing the Prairie sod and planting crops, the white man created an entirely new environment in North America. Conditions in this environment favored the survival of exotic birds such as the Chinese ringneck pheasant and Hungarian partridge over native birds such as the Prairie chicken. Following their intro- duction, pheasants dis- persed to occupy all of the range suitable for their survival. Today, they reside throughout the northeastern and northcentral United States into the southern portions of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. In addition, pockets of agriculture in the western United States and Peace River region of Northern Alberta sustain isolated populations. Repeated attempts to extend their range into other areas have been mostly unsuccessful. However, occasional range expansions have occurred where irrigation developments have converted pasturelands to croplands. The natural factors restricting the expansion of pheasant range have not been clearly defined. Research strongly suggests that climatic conditions are limiting pheasant distribution around the perimeter of their range. Successful repro- duction of pheasants in the humid, southeastern United States as well as in the hot, arrid southwest appears to be prevented by high temperatures which destroy developing pheasant embryos. The northern perimeter of pheasant range appears to be associated with the depth and permanence of snow cover which, in turn, determines the winter food supply available to the birds. The best pheasant range in Alberta lies within the "Chinook belt" where warm winds commonly prevent deep snow accumulations and irrigated croplands provide a winter food supply. Within regions, pheasant abundance is greatly influenced by factors such as soil fertility, types of farming, settlement patterns and habitat conditions. The influence of each of these factors will be examined in detail in subsequent articles. Under optimal conditions, pheasant population densities as high as birds per square mile have been recorded. Ordinarily, however, the best pheasant areas in North America: in South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa: support densities ranging only from 50 to 20 birds per section. In Alberta, which is on the northern limit of pheasant range in North America, peak densities seldom exceed 100 birds per section. In 1955. however, population levels of 320 pheasants per square mile were recorded in the Eastern Irrigation District around Brooks. This is a far cry from the number of pheasants in this area today! Next week: Long term trends in pheasant numbers in North America and Alberta WHITE HEATHER CONCERT PARTY Presents their Fall Concert Tuesday, Sept. 17 sharp at the Paramount Theatre featuring THE ALEXANDER BROTHERS KRISTEEN GRANT "JUNIPER GREEN" Singing Duo NEIL OWEN PAT McCANN Tickets on sale at Leister's Music, Monday, August 26 4-day week VANCOUVER (CP) Commercial printers and pressmen in Vancouver have negotiated a four-day week in their latest contract. About 150 men employed at nine companies will begin the four eight-hour shift schedule in the second year of the contract beginning June 1, 1975. They are represented by the pressmen's union. Greeks, Turks trade jokes ALEXANDROUPOLIS, Greece (AP) loannis Patrelis and Mehmet Aslanoglu stand with bayonets fixed only 20 feet apart, exchanging cigarettes and dirty jokes. But Patrelis stands under the white-and-blue flag of Greece and Aslanoglu under ALLIED ARTS COUNCIL presents The Hit Musical DAMN YANKEES (A Dick Mells Production) YATES CENTRE AUGUST 20 to 24 p.m. Matinee August 24, p.m. at Leister's the Turkish crescent, soldiers of two countries drawn to the brink of war over Cyprus. The frontier where they face each other every day is a narrow two-lane bridge spanning the Evros River, a lazy stream flowing to the Aegean and dividing Greek and Turkish Thrace. "The Greeks will never cross, and if they did they would not stand a said the Turkish lieutenant who commands the military detachment at the border. "Just give us the chance, we'll be in Constantinople (Is- tanbul) in a few said his Greek counterpart across the Evros. Since Turkey invaded Cyprus July 20, Greece has massed troops along the 130-mile-long border. Turkey is equally well entrenched. On Wednesday, Greece said it would not send its troops to fight the Turks on Cyprus, and On Sale Aug. 17 and 19 24 hours later Turkey said its troops on the island would cease fire at sundown. Chis correspondent drove to the border from Alexan- droupolis, a seaside town brimming with Greek troops and military vehicles supporting the men at the front. Along the 25-mile stretch to the border, along a dusty high- way bisecting parched tobacco fields, Greek army trucks and jeeps shuttled back and forth from the frontier. Most of the trucks were filled with helmeted soldiers carrying rifles with fixed bayonets. There were no signs of tanks or artillery, but local sources said this equipment has been hidden and camouflaged for weeks near the frontier. At the border, travellers re- turning from Turkey reported seeing heavy military move- ments along the highway from Istanbul. "There were lots of soldiers and even some tanks headed towards the said Nino di Rieti, heading home to Turin, Italy, from a vacation in Turkey. At the Greek border post, all was quiet and the only movement was tourists from Italy, West Germany and the Netherlands. Despite the tense situation, customs police searched tourist cars for drugs just as carefully as before. Inside the border post, how- ever, Greek army officers sat and bemoaned their country's lack of action in Cyprus. They blamed the Americans as well as the Turks for the state of affairs on the Mediterranean island. EARLY WINTER YEARLY Aug. 1 in Greece traditional- ly is considered the beginning of winter. Cable TV issue flares WASHINGTON (CPi A state department official Friday accused Canada of "ducking" a controversial television advertising issue, but said it is unlikely the United States will "continue nagging" on the subject. The issue revolves around a Canadian government policy permitting Canada cable tele- vision systems to delete com- mercials from programs on stations not licensed in Canada. In some cases, Canadian commercials are substituted and U.S. networks and station owners have denounced the practice as "piracy.'' Dick Black, adviser to the deputy assistant state secre- tary. Raymond Waldmann, said the request of the begun a review of the controversial policy but has declined to suspend implementation of that policy pending the outcome of the review Black said the U.S.. in a note delivered to the Canadian government through the embassy in Ottawa, asked for the review last April. In a subsequent note, the U.S. asked that the stripping of commercials be stopped pending the outcome of the review. "They are ducking the Black said. He said the Canadian reply. received here several weeks ago but only now disclosed, stated that Canada "could not accede that it would be im- proper with a case pending before the Canadian courts." A Buffalo, N.Y.. station has opened suit in Canada against a Canadian cable television svstem on the issue. Deutsch heads group OTTAWA (CP) Dr. John J. Deutsch. who retires as principal and vice-chancellor of Queen's University in October, has been named chairman of a federal- provincial-municipal study group on finance. The appointment was an- nounced jointly Friday by the co-chairman of the national tri-level Danson. federal urban affairs minister, Everett Wood. Saskatchewan municipal affairs minister, and Winnipeg councillor Bernie Wolfe, president of the Cana- dian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities. Dr. Deutsch, former chair- man of the Economic Council of Canada, will head a study group that will examine the fi- nancing methods and financial resources of all three levels of government. The group will prepare information for discussion by the three levels of government. BACK-TO-SCHOOL VALUES CRIMPKNIT First quality, fall shades, approx. 60" wide. Yd. 2 91 RECORDS Country and Western. 1 99 ALL WALL CLOCKS AND WATCHES 10% Off MEN'S SOCKS Mid length. 99 KRESGE BACK-TO-SCHOOL DRAW: Deposit the saleslip of any purchase during the week of August Musical Ride. You could be one of 6 lucky winners. Draw will 15 to 21 and be eligible to win two FREE tickets to the RCMP be made at p.m. August 21, 1974. Enter as often as you wish. TEEN BRA Assorted colors. KANDY KARNIVAL ON TIL AUG. 21 PIC N MIX 2 LITE BULBS 3 ply. New fall shades. Corner of 4th Ave. and 6th St. S. (WHILE QUANTITIES LAST) DOWNTOWN Stanfield claims no discussion OTTAWA (CP) Opposition leader Robert Stanfield denied Friday that there was even an offer of consultation before Prime Minister Trudeau nominated Sudbury MP James Jerome as Commons Speaker. Mr. Trudeau's office insisted Friday that such an offer was made but that Mr. Stanfield did not respond to it. Mr. Stanfield said in a pre- pared statement that there was no discussion and no advance notice given to him of the nomination. Mr. Trudeau announced Aug 6 that he would nominate Mr. Jerome to succeed Lucien Lamoureux as Commons Speaker when the new Parliament meets Sept. 30. An official in Mr. Trudeau's office said the offer to consult was relayed, before the nomi- nation was announced, to Gra- ham Scott, Mr. Stanfield's executive assistant, by Jack Austin, Mr. Trudeau's principal secretary. CALIFORNIA DISNEYLAND SEE'Disneyland Los Angeles San Francisco. Las Vegas. San Diego. Tijuana (Mexico! Salt Lake City. Great Falls. Etc INCLUDES: Transportation Nightly Accomo dation. Tours of San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Las Vegas Bonus, Hi Neighbour Party much more DEPARTS Sept 7th to Oct. Sth (Rose Bowl Parade) S y f Q Dec. 27th Escorted 15 Furv Filled Days from ARIZONA-CALIFORNIA Departtna Nov 2nd from TRANS CANADA MARITIMES 28 Days Departing Aug 31 (Due to illness a few seats now available) S from 709 for FREE Call Your Travvl or: Call Openlor (no chtrgt) .Ask lor Ztnith 06061 207 Kresge Blrjg. Edmonton, Alberta A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL 60S Sth AVE. S. PHONE 328-7921 or 328-1181 TRAVEL MAROUrS HOTEL BLDG. PHONE 328-3000 ;