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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Wednesday, August 21, 1974 Freight-rate relief'Alberta cattlemen's only remaining hope9 By RIC SW1HART Herald Staff Writer Relief from overburdening freight charges in today's barley marketing system is the only hope left for Alberta cattle feeders, says an in- dustry spokesman. Dick Gray, co-owner of Valley Feeders Ltd. west of Lethbridge and president of Alberta Cattle Feeders Association, told The Herald Tuesday cattlemen are paying City Scene BBB van returning The mobile office of the Calgary Better Business Bureau will visit Lethbridge twice next month, Sept. 9-10 and Sept. 26- 27, the bureau manager said Monday in a telephone interview. Dave Oakes told The Herald the service, which operates in a van parked at either Centre Village Mall or College Mall, is a summer project being conducted in several centres outside Calgary It will be evaluated at the end of September, and continued if the response justifies it, he said. The Calgary BBB already handles mail inquiries daily from Lethbridge, added Mr. Oakes. Mike Sutherland, general manager of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber gets two or three inquiries a day to its Business Information Service Some of them are referred to the BBB in Calgary, he said. Winter swim hours begin Two of Lethbndge's public swimming pools have reverted to winter hours, and a third has been closed for fall maintenance Henderson Family Swimming Pool is open for public swimming from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Lions Pool at 41116th St. N is open for public swimming from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Fritz Sick Pool will be closed this week for annual fall maintenance work. Bail set in assault case Bail was set in Lethbridge provincial court Tuesday for three men charged jointly with break, enter and theft and assault causing bodily harm. The men were arrested and charged after a Vulcan home was broken into Aug 14 about a.m. Charged are Darrell Edward Gorzitza, 20, of Vulcan, Allan Curtis Ingraham, 27, no fixed address and Delmer Jones no fixed address Ingraham's bail has been set at cash and Jones' and Grozitza's bails were set at in property Booth broken into A concession booth at Dave Elton Park, in North Lethbridge, was broken into Tuesday and six boxes of ice cream bars and five boxes of assorted chocolate bars were taken. Damage plus items taken amounted to The concession booth has been broken into several times this year. Builder receives grant up to per bushel for barley to feed to their animals including about 80 cents per bushel for freight on barley which doesn't even leave the Lethbridge area. Mr. Gray decried the fact that barley is being sold through the futures market on the basis of Thunder Bay sales. That means any barley not sold from farmer to farmer is priced according to what it would cost if bought in Thunder Bay. Mr. Gray said the freight charge from Thunder Bay to Lethbridge is per hundred pounds. At the present prices, it takes per day per animal to just feed cattle. At animals, the feed bill and yar- dage charges for the feedlot come to million per month. In an effort to change the pricing situation, the Alberta government has agreed to attempt to establish a futures market for feed grains in Lethbridge, Calgary and Ed- monton. That would mean farmers could buy barley bas- ed on freight delivery charges in either city. Following a meeting between Alberta Agriculture Minister Hugh Homer and cattlemen in Edmonton Friday, John Channon, Alberta Grain Commissioner went to Winnipeg to fight for the Alberta feed grain futures market. Mr. Gray said such a move would add some equality between eastern and western cattle feeding operations. Under the present system, because of lower feed freight rates, eastern cattle men pay less for feed grains grown in the West than western cattlemen do. And at the same time, they receive more for their cattle when they are sold for slaughter than western feeders do. Mr. Gray said, "it is time the oil valve in Alberta was shut off to Eastern Canada And I told Premier Lougheed that Mr. Gray said Eastern Canada wants everything from us for nothing and they want the West to pay the bill. Along the same vein, Dr. Homer told the cattlemen Friday he is ready to offer a subsidy to the cow-calf operator. This is the man who raises breeding animals so he can sell the offspring to the feeder to get ready for the slaughter market. If the government puts on a subsidy for the cow-calf operator, that will help keep the production of feeder cattle at a level pace. But unless something is done to help the cattle feeder in Alberta to overcome the price squeeze, there won't be any cattle in Alberta feedlots in the very near future, he said. Dr. Horner has been the biggest booster of all cattle from Alberta being fed and fattened in this province. But if he subsidizes the cow-calf operator and doesn't help the feeder, he will open the door for feeder cattle to leave the province, said Mr. Gray. However, Agriculture Minister Hugh Horner, Tues- day announced changes designed to allow feeder associations to refinance livestock where current feed grain and cattle marketing conditions require changes in management practices. Dr. Horner said "the current uncertainties in the feeder cattle and fat cattle markets, both present and future, together with the high price of feed grains, have necessitated changes in management and feeding programs." As a result, some feeder association members have changed their feeding programs to utilize more grass and other roughages. The net effect is that the cat- tle will not reach market con- dition in the traditional 12 month feeding period. Feeders who were intending to turn over cattle as long yearlings may be faced with a relatively low market and may wish to further finish their cattle. Dr. Horner said "a program for refinancing feeder association livestock will be initiated to assist in alleviating the two above con- ditions." The local feeder association boards of directors will ad- minister the program under the supervision of Lome Krause, supervisor of feeder associations. This program is a tem- porary program and will be discontinued once the cattle prices have returned to more normal relationships. Ace Building Supplies of 433 24th St. N will erect a new building on its yard to house an automatic truss rafter building machine, financed by an grant announced Tuesday by the federal department of regional economic expansion. The firm has been in opera- Philips DEBUTANTE LADIES' SHAVER One-year warranty. Makes a lovely gift. Reg. 12.95 SUPER SPECIAL 99 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN tion here for six years, says co owner Lyle Davis, and the expansion will create one ad- ditional job. The offer, announced by Regional Economic Expan- sion Minister Don Jamieson, is based on a rate of 20 per cent of the approved capital costs, estimated at Mr. Davis said Tuesday construction of the new facili- ty has just begun. Guilty plea Donald Wayne Stevens, 18 of Foremost, charged July 15 in Lethbridge with possession of marijuana for the purposes of trafficking, pleaded guilty to the charge in provincial court Monday. He was remanded in custody until Aug. 23 for sentencing. Stevens appeared in court Aug. 16 and reserved his plea until his court appearance Monday. Blood students 'denied scholarships' And what a view! Beauty and the beast the brewery gardens and what's left of Southern Alberta's largest auto graveyard still lie side by side giving tourists a mixed first look at Lethbridge. Just how long this view will remain cluttered is uncertain. The city takes possession of the remainder of the Marshall Auto Wrecking Ltd. yard Oct. 20, but owner Gordon Marshall is asking city council for an extension. He apparently wants more time to sell and remove his car hulks for scrap as the rising price of steel has made them more valuable. Under an amendment made last summer to the original agreement with Marshall's, the city acquires not only the land but whatever wrecks are left on it. Allied Arts conies up with winner in 'Damn Yankees' ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th SI. S. Phone 328-4095 SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION At the WAREHOUSE-1920-2nd Avenue South THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 Tirms Cash Site starts p.m. No Reserve ON OFFER THIS WEEK A VERY GOOD SELECTION OF FURNITURE INCLUDING: Nice older bedroom suite with complete bed, chest of drawers and vanity dresser and stool. Lovely orange patterned chesterfield and chair (only 1 month Good Colonial Hide-A-Bed; Triple dresser; Nice dinette table with 4 chairs, Admiral late model harvest aold fridge. 4-piece sectional chesterfield, 8 drawer chest of drawer s; 6 drawer chest of drawers: 4 drawer chest of drawers; 3 drawer chest of drawers, Clairtone console color TV; Imperial deep freeze, Kenmore washer-spin dryer; writing desk, Good selection of TVs] Kitchen China cabinet, Vanity dresser; Large window; Set rinse tubs, Roller exerciser; Rollaway bed; 3 gas heaters; Chrome table and 4 chairs; Electric sewing machine; National electric cash regis- ter, Utility table. Sump pump, Kids' table and 4 chairs; Good G-E vacuum. Large Jug; Wicker chair; Kids' wicker chair; Small book- case; Utility table, Night table, Coffee table; Tub stand, Wm- ow air conditioner, 8x12 tent. Carpet sweeper; Sump pump- Good drapes; Electric grinder. Electric heater; Bedspreads; Sealers- Kitchen appliances: Fireplace screen, High chair; Kids' desk and chair. Old arm chair, Large window. Bicycles, Good No. 45 bench vise, 40 h.p Johnson outboard motor. Many more items too numerous to mention COME IN AND VIEW THIS FINE SELECTION OF FURNITURE AND ATTEND THIS SALE) SALE CONDUCTED BY HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 1920 2nd AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN Lie. 010283-41 Lie. 012116-458 The Toronto Totems, spurred on by the hitting power and flawless fielding of Joe Hardy, clinched the pennant Tuesday night in a hard-fought contest with the New York Yankees at the Yates Memorial Centre. The game took place in the closing scenes of "Damn the Allied Arts Council's summer musical for 1974. The performance drew an enthusiastic crowd of just under 200 to watch the adventure of a man who so wanted his favorite team to win that he gambled with the devil over his soul. The play was one of the longest-running musicals on Broadway. Some of the songs, such as "You Gotta Have Heart" and "Let A Winner Lead the are now classics. They consistently drew applause from the patrons. "Damn Yankees" will continue through Saturday at p.m., with a p.m. matinee on the final day. The cast includes David Mann as Joe Hardy, Rhonda Huston as Meg Boyd, Chip Schott as Joe Boyd, Tony Dimnik as the devil, Mr. Applegate, and Sheri McFadden as Lola, the temptress. The play is directed by Dick Mells and the production manager is Bob Baunton. Ellyn Mells is the musical director, and Muriel Jolliffe the choreographer. Food processors win raise A new wage agreement giving workers an hour more was ratified Tuesday by SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Evening Ml p.m. PHONI aa-om 12th South employees of Canbra Foods Ltd., a union spokesman said today Canbra was formerly Western Canada Seed Processors. Norm Leclaire, business representative for Local 740 of the Canadian Food and Allied Workers, said the increase would take place in a contract running from March to Aug. With thecost-of- living clause, the increase could be over an hour, he said. The current base rate for laborers is an hour, so it will eventually go to an hour, he said. The cost-of-living clause will vary wages up or down according to the government's quarterly index, said Mr. Leclaire. The first review will be close to the end of the year, based on the September to December index, he added. The workers, numbering about 100, will also receive improvements in welfare, statutory holidays, vacation scheduling, shift bonus and overtime bonus clauses, he said Mr. Leclaire also said the CFAW will begin negotiations with York Farms Ltd. this week, and an agreement is expected soon. An agreement may be reached as early as next week with Canadian Dressed Meats (Lethbridge) Ltd., he said. There had been some strike feeling in the COM unit when other members of the local wee locked out by the major meat packers, he said, but it dissipated when that dispute was settled. By RUSSELL OUGHTRED Herald Staff Writer Two students from the Blood Reserve have% charged Indian Affairs with unfairly denying them post-secondary funding to which they are entitled as treaty Indians. And an Indian Affairs official has replied that the two students' complaints indicate the need for Indians to investigate the educational responsibilities of Ottawa under Treaty 7. Marietta Crop Eared Wolf and Edward Mills, both recent graduates of the federally run St. Mary reserve school, Vegetable board delayed Refusals to serve on the Alberta Fresh Vegetable Marketing Board voted for by provincial producers one month ago has delayed implementation of the marketing tool. Clark Ferries, secretary of the Alberta Marketing Council in Edmonton, told The Herald in a telephone interview Tuesday he expects the full slate of members for the marketing board to be named by Aug. 30. Mr. Ferries said the Alberta Fresh Vegetable Growers Association recommended a slate of officers and a list of alternates for the marketing board three days following results of the producer vote July 23 But some of the persons recommended for the board have refused to serve. Therefore, the marketing council has to interview alternates listed as possible board members. The marketing board will have powers to establish wholesale prices for vegetables produced in Alberta. Mr. Ferries said once the marketing board is in operation, producers will be able to market their goods on an orderly basis, eliminating price cutting at the producer level. All producers will receive the same price for the same quality produce. The marketing board will also benefit the consumer, said Mr. Ferries. Under the present situation, a store owner can't, with confidence, sponsor a sales special utilizing Alberta-grown vegetables Mr Ferries said time and again, a store owner made arrangements with a supplier to have a sale of Alberta vegetables only to have his competitor find similar product at a lower price. Under the marketing board, all retailers would pay the same price. Mr. Ferries said the marketing board would also prompt increased use of Alberta vegetables and the resulting increased market, would encourage increased production by farmers.. While Alberta now accounts for oqly 12 per cent of vegetables consumed in the province during any year and 35 per cent during the local growing season, Mr. Ferries said Alberta should become self-sufficient in vegetable production through marketing help with the marketing board. aired their complaints Tuesday night before a meeting of the Blood band's education committee. Delbert Mills, a Calgary university student working the summer for the band administration, told The Herald today when he graduated from high school. Indian Affairs was going out of its way to encourage students to go beyond Grade 12. But now that more and more students want to attend university or college, Indian Affairs should have enough money to sponsor everyone. Mills summed up the feelings of the two students and the band's education committee: "The treaty is very general about education, but we know we're entitled to free education." Indian Affairs has gone along with this thinking for many years. "Now it seems to be changing their policy. "Right now the excuse officials give is that they don't have enough Mills said. Indian Affairs education counsellor Chuck Andrews said the two students cannot receive sponsorship this fall "Our total program funds have already been committed. We don't have a bottomless source of said Andrews. This year's program will pay tuition, school supplies and living expenses for 52 Blood and 10 Peigan college and university students, he said. "We're the only district in this province that got an increase this year in our budget "We didn't lose money, while everybody else did." But cases like Edward Mills and Marietta Crop Eared Wolf will probably remain perennial problems until some black-and-white guidelines are established in the gray area of treaty education, the Indian Affairs official said. The treaty. Andrews added, "does not delineate the responsibility of the federal government "Education, historically, went to Grade 6 now the national average is Grade 12 in 15 years maybe it will be a PhD. who knows9" Andrews agreed that Indians feel Ottawa "has an obligation by virtue of the treaty" to educate Indians Andrews said Mills was refused sponsorship to attend LCC this fall, but if the stu- dent re-applies with proof he has been accepted by LCC, In- dian Affairs could probably sponsor him in January 1975, he added. Marietta Crop Eared Wolf, he added, was denied funding because she failed to apply for sponsorship before Aug. 12, when Indian Affairs met with the band's education committee to decide which students would receive sponsorship. Water specialists tour irrigated farms A useful exchange of information is the aim of an international irrigation operator's conference and tour in Lethbridge this week. About 270 members of the Pacific Northwest Region of the United States Bureau of Reclamation irrigation operators group toured north and east of Lethbridge Tuesday to start the three-day tour in the South. John Walker, a member of the regional office staff of the U.S. bureau of reclamation in Boise, Idaho, said in an interview Tuesday the operator's tour started 24 years ago to acquaint .managers of irrigation districts with management problems. The conferences, the next one scheduled for Boise in January, 1976, are designed to bring all the members up to date with changes in the industry. Jake Thiessen, manager of the St. Mary River Irrigation District, said it is surprising how similar problems are in irrigation on either side of the U.S. -Canada border. One of the innovations gleaned from a trip to the U.S. for an operator's conference is the installation of two-way radios in all St. Mary River Irrigation District vehicles. Jerry Schaach, secretary- manager of the Irrigation Operator's Conference, said he was most interested in discussions with Wally Chin, irrigation specialist at Taber about water management programs. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. CwrtlfiMl Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLOB. Lower PHONE PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 EVERLASTING FLOWERS FOLIAGES Our fresh stock for the Fall Season has just arrived! Come In and Choose Your Own Nowl from the QUIS RSHOP MAR FLOWE Phone 327-1 51 5 ;