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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta CANADA RECEIVES SPECIAL SOYBEAN EXPORT STATUS By PAUL WHITELAW Herald Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Canada has been accorded special status under the U.S. program of agri- cultural export controls which will result in a drastic increase in the import of scarce Ameri- can soybeans and soybean by- products. The Free Press learned today that U.S. Secretary of Com- merce Frederick B. Dent has agreed to the special ex- which is effective im- mediately. It will permit Can- ada to triple its import of soy- beans and soybean meal over the level permitted by the tough U.S. program of export controls on protein feed supplements an- nounced July 2. The United States clamped the export controls on soybeans and other protein feeds when unprecedented foreign demand was forcing up domestic prices to record levels. In turn. Ameri- can livestock and poultry pro- between high feed costs and frozen retail been cutting back production. The U.S. commerce depart- ment announced July 2 that it would permit foreign buyers to purchase between 40 and 50 per- cent of the soybeans and soy- bean byproducts they would normally import. ex- port licences have been re- stricted to American firms which held outstanding con- tracts for deliveries accepted before last June 13th. Unlike such far-off soybean customers as Japan and the Eu- ropean Common Market coun- of its geographic proximity to the not traditionally con- cluded contracts far ahead of delivery dates. until Secretary Dent decided to accord special status to Canada late last Canadian imports of soybeans- limited to contracts signed be- fore June to only about 15 percent of the amount imported last year. A senior official of the com- merce department confirmed today that under the new for- Canada will be permitted to import between 40 and 50 percent of the amount it pur- chased last though no contracts were signed. Import of soybeans will be limited to 50 percent of last year's while each order of soybean meal will be reduced to 40 percent of 1972 purchases. is a special noted an official of the com- merce department. found that the traditional market practice wasnt' for Ca- nadians to contract far in ad- vance. If a farmer outside Windsor wants to purchase something from a supplier in he doesn't have to con- tract months in the official added. In recent American soybeans and their byproducts have accounted for more than 50 percent of the protein feed supplement used by Canadian farmers in raising and poultry. Imports of U.S. soybean products by Canada amounted to some million in 1972. Although the special con- cession from the United States commerce department was not revealed publicly either in Washington or grain importers in Canada were informed by the federal govern- ment. it will have the effect of reducing the cost of livestock production in Can- said John Harris of Canadian Feed Manufacturers Association in Toronto. The LetHbridcje Herald Union told VOL. LXVI No- 219 AUGUST 1973 PRICE 10 CENTS FIVE SECTIONS 52 PAGES Survey shows Your food bill is still high Jy THE CANADIAN PRESS eggs and bread. The once inexpensive hot dog has much as 26 If you are a your food bill may be slightly less this month. But if you eat hot fish or your bill has continued to get bigger. A survey of 11 Canadian cities indicates the only consistent drop in prices has been in seasonal pro- such as potatoes and tomatoes. The prices of 17 common food items have been checked in cross-Canada surveys by The Canadian Press at four-week inter- vals since May 30. Two ex- tra surveys were done in August. They show continuing In- creases in pork and and smaller but steady increases in several cities in staples such as French N-test rumored WELLINGTON France is believed to have set off another nu- clear blast over Muroroa Atoll in the South Prime Minister Norman Kirk of New Zealand an- nounced today. The atmospheric test would be the fifth in the current series this year in French Polynesia. The prime minister gave no de- tails of the size or type of device in today's reported test. In there was no commment on Kirk's report. Before the prime minis- ter's the anti-nuclear Peace ordered the New Zealand nuclear-protest yacht Fri back to Mururoa Atoll to look for the miss- ing yacht Spirit of Peace. The Fri is at about 700 miles from dergoing repairs. Peace Media co-ordinator Barry Mitcalfe said today there is growing concern at the continuing silence from the Spirit of Peace which sent her last radio mes- sage two days before the reported fourth French test. The French administra- tion in has denied the Spirit of Peace was seized by the French. gone up as mucn as cents a pound to a pound in Halifax. The surveys are not in- tended to compare prices from city to but to de- termine price in each city. They were conducted where possible in large su- and covered the following one pouid each of sirloin tip all-beef cen- tre-cut loin of first- grade ground frozen cod first-grade tomat- frozen green ap- ples and drip coffee. Also checked were the prices of one dozen medi- um a quart of homog- enized one 24-ounce loaf of sliced white 10 pounds of first-grade po- a 24-ounce can of first-grade halved and five pounds of White granulated sugar. WINNIPEG Prices for beef beef hot dogs and pork roast all dropped a little. On July pork roast was a pound. It rose to Aug. and dropped to Aug. 28. Beef roast went from a pound to and back to Hot dogs rose from 88 cents a pound to and dropped to 79 cents. Chicken increased from 59 cents a pound July 30 to 74 cents Aug. 28. Eggs went up steadily from 73 cents a dozen to 78 to 81 cents. Market basket total cost was EDMONTON Beef roast has not dropped in price since it rose 20 cents a pound in mid-August. It was a pound July on Aug. 13 and Aug. 28. Chicken crept up from 67 cents a pound to 69 to and eggs a dozen from 78 to 85. Tomatoes showed a seasonal drop in price from 59 cents a pound to 33 to 29. Market basket total cost was VANCOUVER Ground chuck that cost 95 cents a pound on July 30 and a pound Aug. 13 cost Aug. 28. Hot dogs rose from to to Only potatoes and tomatoes showed appreciable potatoes from for 10 pounds a month ago to 79 and tomatoes from 54 cents a pound to 39 cents. Market basket total was Inside Classified 8-11 Comics........32 Comment...... 4 District........3 Family......24-26 Local News Markets......6 Sports 27 Entertainment 5 TV............5 Weather......2 LOW TONIGHT HIGH TOURS. WARM to stay out Battle plan successful Drawing illustrates how police in Stockholm attempt- proof glass which could be quickly removed to allow ed to break into bank vault where a convict held four police snipers to fire. The 32-year-old Jan-Erik hostages six days. Police cut several holes in the ceiling surrendered to police late Tuesday. story of the 19-by-40-foot then covered them with buMet- Page Aware of militants Union leaders face MPs By VIC PARSONS pTTAWA Non-oper- ating railway union leaders mindful of a large following of and mem- an effort Tues- day to outline their case to MPs. With members of Parliament returning for an emergency ses- sion which will force striking railway workers back to their the union leaders began handing out information kits and talking to legislators. They hope to persuade MPs to amend any proposed legisla- tion and as a result get union members an settle- Cabinet met Tuesday to work out details of the bill that is to end the national rail strike. Legislation to end the strike also will provide for settlement between the railways and two unions that soon will be in a po- sition to a labor depart- ment spokesman confirmed to- day. The maintenance work- ers of the Shopcrafts Federated Trades Union now are in a legal position to strike and trainmen of the United Trans- portation Union will be legally entitled to walk out later this week. Labor Minister John Munro has said the government needs assurances Parliament will not have to be recalled three or four times to end disputes. Union talking Tuesday with strike co-ordina- tors across the the workers to be resentful of Prime Minister Trudeau's re- call of a spokes- man said. In spite of efforts by national leaders to get the new- foundland-Cape Breton ferry go- ing to relieve stranded trav- local union members re- sisted the suggestion. did our best to get the ferries a spokesman said. Dissatisfaction among the railway feel par- liamentary intervention in the past has made them fall behind others in similar occupations- has made delays in renewed rail service likely. And Richard chairman of the non-op bargaining com- said it was evident that Labor Minister John Munro was optimistic in expressing the hope that rail operations would start again by Saturday or Sun- day. Three rabid bats discovered on farm south of Warner Police expect 'trick' LONDON Lon- don's letter bomb alert contin- ued today with a police chiefs warning that the current lull in the campaign might be a trick. Two Londoners have been badly injured in the letter-bomb campaign that began last week. Police experts were called t o Investigate about suspect letters and packages By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Rabies has been confirmed in three bats found Tuesday morning on the Benoit Croteau four miles southeast of Warner. Bill rabies special- ist for federal Animal Diseases Research Institute at Leth- said the three bats were found rolled up in a grain truck canvass used to cover loads on the Croteau truck. Mr. Croteau killed the bats and submitted them for anal- ysis. Dr. Dorward said this is the closest reported rabies case to Lethbridge since the 1950s. role of the bat in the spread of rabies is said Dr. Dorward. there is no had one of the bate bitten someone or rabies would have been passed on. cases of rabies being spread by bats confirms he said. He said bats affected by rabies generally fall out of a normal flight taking shel- ter where it can be found. It points out again that peo- ple should be careful of unusual acting he said. Not all bats lying en the ground are infected with a bat runs into a tele- phone wire and is knocked to the it can't jump up and fly like a he said. The animal has to be turned upside down on a branch or wire and allowed to glide into its flight path. About Alberta members of his union could face lay but the Lethbridge business agent for the Canadian Food and Allied Workers' Union says his advice to the railway non- ops would be to ignore any Parliament back-to-work order. Norm LeClaire made his comment in the face of reports that 55 members of his union at Red Deer's Canada Packers Ltd. plant will be laid off when that firm shuts down tempo- rarily today. The Red Deer plant will be the first slaughter house in Al- berta to close down completely because it can't get its product to markets. In 50 employees of Canada Packers Ltd. were expected to be laid off today. More employees at the local Swift Canadian Co. plant are expected to join about 30 work- ers laid off last week. A third Lethbridge Ca- nadian Dressed Meats Ltd. depends less on rail service and more on trucks. It is therefore its head above Mr. Le- Claire says. about worth of Lethbridge process- ed meat will start to spoil if it sits in railways cars for two Mr. LeClaire says. As much as million is sil- ting in railway refrigeration cars somewhere between here and eastern and it will age but not spoil for sev- eral days. A large portion about has been sitting in the cars for 12 only two days shy of the aging Mr. LeClaire said. Members of Parliament are heading back to Ottawa today preparing to sit in special ses- sion Thursday. Prime Minister Trudeau will ask MPs to pass a back to -work order ending the strike that has shut down rail sendee acrsss the country for nearly a week. He says negotiations can continue between the railways and their non-operating workers after the railways are functioning. Mr. LeClaire told the strike is putting the pinch on us but we support them just about entirely. J were their business I don't think I would tell them to go back to work. railway workers have always gone back to work at the government -order before. This time the talk is a lot lougfcer than Mr. Le- Claire said. Labor Minister John Munro Is confident the non-ops will re- turn to their jobs if Parliament orders them back. workers are not the type of men who will defy the laws passed by Parliament in the interest of all he says. the price ef grains not controlled by the Canadian Wheat Board is being drastically affected by the rail shutdown. Reed president of Ellison Milling Co. in Leth- says the price of flax at Lethbridge Tuesday was per down from record highs of per bushel Aug. 17. Rapeseed dropped to from in the same while rye fell to from Oats and both con- trolled by the Wheat dropped in price during the same period. Oats dropped 40 cents per bushel with barley decreasing only four cents. Mr. Ellison said his company is quite deep al- though the plant can operate and still get by. Moving and wheat for export from the west coast is the big problem for Ellison's. It is economically and phys- ically impossible to truck the goods to New said Mr. No lay offs at the milling plant are planned this week. No Herald Labor Day Ths Herald will not publish Sept. Labor Day. Display advertisers are re- minded of the following dead- Ads to appear Sept. must be received at The Herald by noon for Wednesday and Sept. 5 and by noon for Sept. by a.m. Saturday. Classified advertisements re- ceived by a.m. Saturday will appear in the Sept. 4 edition. and heard About town UNITED Way's Al Purvis breaking his leg prior to the upcoming United Way kicfcoff Jim Wilson count- ing 103 tomatoes on three to- mato plants. Rains drench rescue workers in aftermath of earthquake from AP-REUTER MEXICO CITY Tor- rential rains drenched rescue in some parts of south- east Mexico City today as they searched for bodies or trapped survivors from the worst earth- quake in modem Mexican his- tory. The rains added to an already serious flood problem and drove more people from their homes. The Associated Press said late figures from the quake areas 120 to 220 miles south and east of Mexico City indicated more than 500 persons died in the devastating earth shock at a.m. Tuesday. It was the highest death toll of an earth- quake in Mexico since the keep- ing of such records started in the early 1900s. Reuters news agency said an official communique put the death toll at 575. The coming during the worst rainy season in 30 extended a disaster area that already covered much of cen- tral Mexico. Seventy-six per- sons have died in floods in the last the homes of more than have been damaged and millions of dollars worth of crops have been ruined. CALGARY RESIDENTS ARE SAFE __1 J EDMONTON A Cal- gary priest and 33 companions escaped death and injury in an earthquake in central Mexico the sister of the priest said here today. __ Irene Maguire said one of the youths in the group telephoned his mother in Calgary and said the including 29 high school is safe. The Rev. Lawrence of the BasIUan and the others left Calgary at the end of June and were scheduled to return Friday. The trip was part of a pro- gram to teach new methods of construction and nursing. The group was in the Tehua- can area of Mexico when that country's worst earthquake in recent times struck. had been disrupted and at- tempts by parents and friends of the Calgary residents to learn whether the group is safe at first fruitless. consisted of the high school two teach- a nurse and the priest. Relatives and friends of the group had sought help from the external affairs department in Ottawa in their attempts to The which regis- tered 6.5 on the Richter struck at least 24 towns and villages along the Sierra Madre range in the states of Puebla and Veracruz. In Richter an earthquake of 7.0 is 10 times more severe than one of which is 10 times greater than one of 5.0. That is because the Richter scale measures wave magnitudes and not something like an increase in automobile speed from 60 to 70 miles an hour. Huge cracks opened in the earth in Puebla into which homes and other build- ings tumbled. The craters spouted dust for until afternoon rains damped it. Ciudad 170 miles east of Mexico appeared to be in the centre of the area hit hardest. There were reports of up to 250 dead in that city of persons and its adjacent ;