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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THt lEniHRIDGE HERAID Sulurrlny, Auguil 19, "71 Public service unions are told to be patient HAMILTON (CIO Public service unions were urpetl here to be patient with their public counterparts over the slowness ill organizing while-collar workers in private industries. Water level is pr creating oblems SPARWOOD (HNS) At a recent meeting Mayor Venion Uphill repoiled that tests tlie route of a sewer line to the. treatment plant at the end of the Fernie air strip have indi- cated water level as much as 13 feet below surface. Recently CMIIC rejected plans for a sulxlivision on the airstrip on the grounds water level is too high. Water was down seven or eight feet in other spots the mayor said. The mayor added that the river flow now is a lower ebb than it was aad pointed out t h a t n change in the course after the recent flooding has been causing some problems at the existing sewage tanks. City equipment has been at work trying to get the river back to its original courses, but heavier equipment was neces- sary to move the accumulated gravel blocking the river from its old bed. LOWER VOTING AGE THE HAGUE (Router) The Dutch lower house ap- proved a government bill Fri- day providing for the voting age to be dropped to 18 from 21. Curris Ormsby, director of white collar organrmig for the United Steclworkers of Amer- ica, told delegates to the Eco- nomic Security Employees Na- lionnl Association convention that it's much more difficult lo employees of private industries than 'civil servants. Industrial unions have been criticized lately for Iheir lack of white collar organizing be- cause public service unions continually face comparisons with low paid non-union office workers when they bargain wilh government. face (our major lenis in organizing white-collar workers that you didn't ex- perience in accumulating your Mr. Ornisby .uost major unions in the duslrial sector have been con- centratim: their efforts in sign- up, up production workers in their jurisdictions, he said. It is only recently the indus- trial unions have realized the need to organize white-collar workers and many are reluc taut to expend large amounts o dues money, contributed b; Iheir production members t mount a white collar cant paign." A major scp In overcominf this problem was realized a the recent Canadian Labor Con gress coavcntion wlrch in creased the per capital tax 01 its affiliates to raise SI.5 mil lion for a white collar organ drive, he said. In contrast to the Publi Service Alliance of Canada which experienced little mar agement resistance to organ mnR once the federal govern munt gave its employees th right to collective bargaining Kinqlana, Illcrcaiui nsurance INSURANCE 15 JUST NOT PART OF OUR BUSINESS -IT IS OUR ONLY BUSINESS Phone 327-3009 CONN VAN HORNE JACK WARBURTON 507A 7lh STREET SOUTH iluslrial luiions face a pitched aitle almost every time they :tempt to organize an office I.IKE HEIX "Employers who view the or- anizing of Ihcir production taff as an Inevitable, if some- unpleasant fact of lift ght like hell when anyone rics lo sign up their office Mr. Ormsby said. 'They resort to the old union- insling tricks of the early l ind if these don't work the law- ers and personnel go to work using every legal oophole in tho legislation." The laws themselves arc (he most serious problem, he said V white-collar organizer has 1 ercnt statutes to deal one for each province and til !cderal code. In Ontario, employees arc anyone not working in a mail agemcmt or supervisory capac ily or employed in a con Fidential capacity. Employer have the right to challenge ev cry card signed by a prospec live union member and it i common practice to give work ers supervisory titles, eve though they perform no super visory (unction, in an attemp to exclude them from the bar gaining unit, he said. A labor ministry examiner In vcstigatcs the duties of eac employee whose card lias bee challenged and this process ca delay certification so long tha many workers get fed up change their minds. FOUND FRUSTRATION "When my union organize office workers at the Falcon bridge nickel mines, 130 can were in dispute and the laho ministry investigation took months before tl'.e right to CO Iccive bargaining was grantee "It's very frustrating for worker who signs a union car hoping to get some fast aclic (o improve his wages and worl ing conditions, to have to wai that long. "We also find resistance organization from the whitc-co lar workers themselves. It mostly a status si unions as dirty noisy orgar izations fit only for the dull-wi ted factory worker. Studi' have shown that this covera image unions project is the jor cause of white collar rcsis ance to unionism." FEEDERS FARMERS WELDERS HANDYMEN HOMEOWNERS carry a complete itock oF STEEL IN FIATS ANGtES CHANNELS BEAMS WIDE FLANGES RAILS ROUNDS SQUARES PLATES SHEETS RECTANGUIAR AND SQUARE TUBING REINFORCING 57EEI WIRE MESH PIPE GALORE FOR FENCE POSTS CLOTHESLINE POLES CARPORT COLUMNS OR FOR ANY OTHER USE YOU MAY HAVE. TONS TO CHOOSE FROM Bring In your truck and load up ot bargain prices Wo also deliver locally Bring in your scrap ilecl cast iron radialors copper bran and gel tho belt trade value ever We pay cashl STEEL YARD LOCATION 2808 2nd Avo. N. SCRAP LOCATION 3402 2nd Ave. N. Livestock market report O'lTAWA (CP> under 100 Iba. 31.00 lo MIXED WEATHER Temperoturea be varied across Canada over the next 30 according to the United Slates Weather Bureau with central parts of Can- ada expected to have above normal temperatures, parls of Hie east coast below normal and tho rest of Canada normal temperatures. Precipitation 15 expected to be heavy on the west and east coasts and normal In most regions with the exception of light precipitalion in tho prairie regions. This is not a specific forecast and changes may occur. {CP Wirepholo) "in By BOB DOUGLAS OTTAWA (CP) A powerful new cable television develop- ment company has launched, aiming In strengthen Canadian leadership in the cable TV service and products. Seymour Epstein, president of Imagir.eermg Ltd., said in a telephone interview from Mon- treal Friday that Broadband Communications Net works Ltd. has been formed by eight load- ing Canadian cable companies to test new services and prod- ucts in Canada. The company's headquarters will bo in To- ronto. The eight shareholders, each rath an equal voice, are Jar- main Tcleserviccs Ltd. of Lon- don, Ont.; Mac lean-Hunter Cable TV Ltd., Doger's Cable TV Ltd. and Cable Utility Com- munications Ltd. of Toronto; FAT CATTLE Every Wednesday ot 1 p.m. PICTURE BUTTE AUCTION MARKET Ideally localed in ths centra of o large catlle Feeding and Hog Raising Country HOG r f Al F Services available ______ Trucking rCCDcK Branding AND A: Vaccinating Order Buying Government Veterinary Feeding Pens chaugi Saturday at 1 p.m. MARKET HOGS ASSEMBLED MONDAY THRU fRIDAY For Information and JIM or JOE JURIS liitmgi contact Matkol _ Suite, Alia. Phone 732-4400 Auction mcrVol located 16 milei norl'n of LelKbridgo Highway 25 Immigration Act planned OTTAWA (CP) The Imml Act vill be sometime next year to allow c e r t a in previously-banrxx classes of people to become landed immigrants, n .'.pokes man for Justice Minister Olio Lang said Friday. The spokesman mcnlioned ai an ex-ample epileptics, who nov are able to function r.ormalh with the aid of drugs. Olhc types o( physically-handicappei persons would also no longer b i barred automatically. Earlier this week, Immigra lion Minister Tiryce Mackasc used his special powers of mir i.slcrial ili.'jcretion lo landed-immigrant status Carlo, an 18-ycar-ol polio victim who came'from Italy with her family in 1966. She hat! previously been de- nied that status because of her condition and allowed to stay only on the basis of temporary permits renewable; each year. alional Cablevlslon Lid. and able TV Ltd. ol Montreal; remier Cablevision Ltd. and ommunity Video Ltd. of Van- ouvcr. Most of these companies own argc cable systems in several cntrcs. They represent more lan Canadian cable ubscribcrs. Mr. Epstein will chief cx- icutivc officer of firoadband Jommunicalions. lie recently oft the Canadian Radio-Tele- ision Commission to set up a 'oronto communications con- ;ulling firm. EXPLOIT POTENTIAL The new company wonts lo :xploit the full potcnlial o! television networks In Canada, Mr. lipstein said. Mr. Epstein said that cable cclmology has advanced to the >oint wtrpre a wide variety of lew services may bo offered to These range from iay television to shopping by TV and electronic polling. Broadband Communications hoped to develop new products anil services which would keep Canada ahead ol other nations. Canada already leads tho U.S. in cable development, he said. The potential was there to UTcase Ihc lead. Directors of the new com- pany include: Ted Jarmain, president of Jarmain Tele- services; Snikl Swilzer, vice- president of Maclcan-Hunlcr Cable TV Ltd.; Garth Pilhor, secretary of Premier Cablevi- sion; Marc Lahaie, treasurer of National Cablevision; Don Ai- lon, tlircclor of Cable TV Ltd.; Ted Rogers, director of llogcrs Cable TV Ltd.; Nat Starr, di- rector of Community Video Ltd.; and Sylvanc Wallers, di- rector of Cable Utilily Commu- nicalions Ltd. ier catlle market wns moder- ately active fids week with choice steers nml heifers under some pressure resulting in bare- ly steady prices with some dis- counts. Good cows advanced with re- placement cattle steady. Tito calf market was barely steady with lamb prices show- ing declines. Hog prices moved forward in most centres. Ucceipts of catlle at nine pub- lic stockyards from Monday through Thursday tolalled ap- proximately head, head above last week and head below Ihc corresponding week in 1971. The general quality of slaugh- ter cattle, marketed through the public stockyards was slightly lower with 67.3 per cent grad- ing good and choice. Exports to the United States of beef cattle totalled 61 head, all for immediate slaughter. Chcicc steers: Montreal 38 to 10; Toronto 35 to 37; Winnipeg 31.50 to 35; Saskatoon 32.50 lo 33.75; Edmonton 32 to 33; Cal- gary 32.25 lo 33.80. Choice heifers: Montreal 30 to 33; Toronto 33.50 to 34.50; Winnipeg 32 to 32.50; Saskatoon 30.25 to 31; Edmonton 30 to 31; Calgary 29.75 to 30.80. Good cows: Montreal 2G.50 to 28.50; Toronto 26.50 to 27.50; Winnipeg 2G to 27.50; Saskatoon 2-1.75 to 26.50; Edmonton 25 to 26; Calgary 25.50 to 27. Good feeder steers: Montreal 0; Toronto 38 to 44; Winnipeg 33 lo 42; Saskatoon 33 lo 41; Ed- monton 34 to 41; Calgary 32.50 to 42. Choice and good veal calves: Montreal 42 lo 54; Toronto 39 to 48; Winnipeg 48 to 58; Sask- atoon 3ft to 41.50; Edmonton 45 to 50; Calgary 0. Good lamhs: Montreal 32 (o 33; Toronto 28 to 31; Winnipeg 24 lo 20; Saskatoon 22 to 25; JOdmonlon 25 to 26.50; Calgary 26. Hogs index 100: Montreal 0; Toronto 39.00 to 42; Winnipeg 35.65 to 30.80; Saskatoon 34.70 ID 35.30; Kdmonton 34.BO to 35.25; Calgary 34.30 to 34.90. 38.00 per hundredweight. Hea- vy feeders over 100 Ihs. 26.00 lo 28.50 per hundredweight. Good lambs 25.00 lo 2IJ.OO. Macleod Livestock FORT MACLEOD On oftcr at the Fort Macleod Auction Market this week were 560 head of cattle and calves. Slaughter classes remained sloady wilh a keen demand on replacement classes. Choice steers 31.00 strictly choice 32.10 31.00; 32.60; Lethbridge livestock Sales Monday lo Friday 525 cattle; 25 calves; hogs; 650 lambs. SUMMARY liulcher cattle prices 50 or more lower lo 1.00 higher. He- placement cattle strong lo liigher. Callle market active. Good and choice butcher steers meeting good demand, prices 50 lo 1.00 lower as com- pared with last week's high. Good and choice butcher heif- er also meeting good de- mand, prices 50 iowcr. All classes of cows selling at stea- dy to strong prices, with odd heifery kinds up to 27.50. Bulls 1.00 higher. Medium and good stocker and feeder catllo meeting good de- mand, prices around 1.00 high- SLAUGHTKH CATTLE Choice sleers 31.50 to 32.50; good 31.00 to 31.50. Choice heifers 20.50 to 30.10; good 28.50 16 Good cows 25.50 to 26.50 med- ium; 23.50 to 25.00; canners and cutlers 20.00 to 23.00. Good bulls 27.00 lo 20.20. REPLACEMENT CATTLE Good heavy feeder steers over 050 Ibs. 31.50 to 33.30; good light slock sleers 600-700 Ibs. 38.00 to 40.00; good feeder heif- ers 31.00 to 33.00; good slock steer calves 45.00 lo 55.00. HOGS AND LAMDS Butcher hogs sold I his week at the Lethbridge yards 34.50 lo 35.25 base price. There were 500 butcher hogs sold for ex- port. Weaner and feeder bogs steady to 1.00 lower. Weaners 9.75 to 19.50. Light feeders un- der 100 Ibs. to 28.75. Heavy feeders over 100 Ibs. 28.00 lo 43.00 all prices per head. Light choice heifers 29.70-30.00; good licifers 20.90-29.50. Good cows 25.00-26.30; med- ium cows 23.00-24.60; canners and cutters 17.00-22.00; med- ium bulls 25.75-27.00. Good sleers (grain) (800-1000 pounds) 32.00-32.70; good steers (grass) (750850 pounds) 35.00 39.00) (500-700 pounds) 40.00- 44.30; (280-333 pounds) 47.00- 57.00. Good feeder heifers (050-800 pounds) 29.00-31.00; good grass heifers (500-600 pounds) 34.00- 30.00. At Hi Way 52 Feeders llii Iha Hub of Southern Albcrla'i LivcilocV Inrluitry 3 milci ecul of trtlibridao on Hiyhwrjy 3 rind V< milo loulh BOX 1057, LETHBRfDGE PHONE DAY OR NIGHT 328-3951 ;