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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 26 THE LETH8RIOGE HERALD Saturday, Dtccmbtr 7, 1974 The Herald- Business THE STOCKMAN'S MARKET HOGS SELL Tues., at 1 p.m. -ALSO- Dairy Cowa Baby Calves Sheep Market Hogs Shipped Daily Live Weight and Dressed Basis I POWLESLAND'S TWILIGHT HEREFORDS PRODUCTION SALE TUES., DEC. 10, 1974 5P.M. 80 HEREFORDS 13 Bred 2 year old 24 Bred yearling 13 Heifer year old and yearling 2 Bull calves The source of Ardmore C Oomeno 590 breeding. Herd Bull and Foundation Female Slock. GLEN POWLESLAND 653-2154 BERT POWLESLAND 244-7094 RAY POWLESLAND 653-2183 EVERY WEDNESDAY IN DECEMBER SPECIAL RANCHERS' CALF SALE Wed., Dec. p.m. 600-HEAD-600 TOP QUALITY RANCH CALVES YEARLING FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE AND CALVES Thursday -1 p.m. YEARLINGS and MIXED CATTLE SOUTHERN SIMMENTAL HERD BUILDER SALE Fit, Dec. 13, p.m. 66 HEIFERS including: blood heifer (1974) blood halters with blood heifer wen blood haiteri Vi SHORT GRASS NEW BREEDS FEMALE SALE SATURDAY, DEC. 14th 1 P.M. Sale to be Held at WALSH, ALBERTA COWS BRED EXOTIC SALE Fit, Dec. 20, 1 p.m. including Vi Blood Chianma Heifers Blood Limousin Heifers bred Limousin and Charolais cross Heifers bred Salers Blood Rorna- nola Heifers Calves Bred Blonde D'Aquitame Bred Gelbvieh Cows Bred Pmzgauer Also cows bred Simmental Maine. Anjou, Brown Swiss Chianma Normandy etc NO CLEAN UP BULLS SELECT CANADIAN HOLSTEIN SALE SATURDAY, DEC. 1P.M. 140 SELECTED HOLSTEINS Including: 120 head of springing or due in January and February Bred Holstem. 20 open The were (elected from leading Oniario dairy by e competent men. represent many of Al breeding and good herd management, mulling In top quality above avenge production potential. PLAN TO ATTEND OR WE CAN BUY ON ORDER SPECIAL FREE TRIP TO LAS VEGAS Each animal purehaeed buyer tor en expense paid trip for 2 to Cain Equivalent. DRAW TO TAKE PLACE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SALE! For information Call Roy Niedermier 328-6245 or Peflich Broi. Auction Market__________________ All Salm Conducted by PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. Located in the Hub of Southern Livestock Industry 3 milee eaat of Lethbridge on Highway 3 and 'A mile touth BOX 1057, LETHBRIDGE T1J4A2 Phone Day or Night 329-3101 OUR NEW PHONE NUMBER 329-3101 Company No. 071400 AUCTIONEERS: JOE PERLICH Lie BOB 8ALOQ Lie, 097454 TONY PERLICffc Lie. Market slump continues Winnipeg grain By SANDRA INGALSBE The Canadian Press The continuing flow of bad economic news pushed major North American stock markets to new lows this week Worries about a deepening re- cession in the United States produced a sharp decline on the New York market with the Dow Jones industrial average closing at its lowest level in 12 years Toronto and Montreal markets again succumbed to the powerful influence of New York Despite forecasts that Stocks close TORONTO (CP) Prices on the over-the-counter market closed mixed in moderate trading this week In industrials, Carvern preferred fell 12 to SO bid and no ask, Waferboard to bid and asked, Stensystems SO cents to bid and SO asked and Carvern common 20 cents to 40 bid and asked Bodi-Gard lost 10 cents to 90 cents bid and 10 asked and Flemdon five cents to 40 cents bid and 60 cents asked Wired City gamed 25 cents to bid and SO asked and Polycom common five cents to 30 cents bid and 50 cents asked In mines and oils, Cavalier rose 25 cents to bid and 25 asked. Stream- side five cents to 41 cents bid and 46 cents asked, Aggressive five cents to 27 cents bid and 30 cents asked Choiceland three cents to 24 cents bid and 28 cents asked, and Mandarin three cents to 23 cents bid and 28 cents asked B C Oil lost 50 cents to bid and 50 asked Robin Red Lake 25 cents to 75 bid and 25 asked, Gowganda 12 cents to 25 cents bid and 30 cents asked, Gemex 10 cents to 85 cents bid and 93 cents asked and Card Lake eight cents to 20 cents bid and 25 cents asked MONTREAL (CP) Prices fell sharply in light trading on the Montreal Stock Exchange Friday Volume at the close was shares compared with 501 000 shares at the same time Thursday The industrial index dropped 1 41 to 150 43, papers 1 24 to 102 46, the com- posite 1 11 to 149 52, banks 79 to 203 71 and utilities 23 to 117 18 Union Carbide Canada fell 2 to Cadillac -Fail-view Corp 1% to Chrysler "2 to Domtar V2 to Falcoh-bndge Nickel to Price Vj to Bank of Montreal Vt to Imperial Oil A to Cana dian Pacific Ltd to and Total Petroleum 40 cents to Bell Canada rose Ve to and Ivaco In- dustries 'A to EDMONTO'S (CP> Weekly receipts at the Edmonton public stockyards totalled 7 700 cattle and calves 2 200 hogs and 300 sheep and lambs For the same week last year, deliveries totalled 6068 cattle and calves 2 293 hogs and i 270 sneep and lambs Closing quotations Slaughter steers 4.1 2 45 48 Slaughter heifers AJ 2 37 39, common to medmifi 26-35 Cows Lil-2 17 20 D3 14-17 D4 11 14 Good butcher calves 25 31 common to medium 17-24 Good feeder steers 750 pounas and up 38-42 575-750 pounds 35-40 50, common to medium 21-34 Good feeder heifers 550 pounds and up 2732 common to medium 18-28 Feeder cows 11-19 Good stock steer calves 400 575 pounds 36 43 300-400 pounds 33-39 common to medium 18-33 Good stock heifer calves 400-550 pounds 27 32 to medium 16-2b Butcher hogs off the Edmonton public stockjards ranged from 5550 Monda> to close at s7 25 on Thursday Dressed sows ranged from 29 60 a hundredweight on Mondav to 3155 Thursday Boars sold from 10 00 to 12 00 a hundredweight depending on weight and quality About 700 feeder hogs sold Tuesday and Thursday Feeders over 100 pounds ranged from 36 00 to 39 25 a hundredweight Light feeders 50100 pounds ranged from 23 25 to 38 25 a head while weaner pigs under 50 pounds sold from 7 75 to 13 25 a head At Friday s special sale good butcher lambs 37 00 41 50 a hundredweight Common to medium kinds traded 31-35 50 a hundredweight Good feeder lambs sold 37-42 a hundredweight while plainer types were 24-34 a hundredweight Good sheep ranged from 9 13 a head while common sheep brought 3 50-8 00 a head The few good lambs on offer throughout the week brought prices around 40 00 a hundredweight Heifer calves 401 to 530 pounds clos- ed steady in Winnipeg while in Ed monton early advances of were reported Good lambs in Toronto sold at steady prices under active trading Edmonton Among speculative issues, Silver Stack Mines rose three cents to 99 cents after trading shares VANCOUVER (CP) Prices were mixed in moderate trading on the Van- couver Stock Exchange Friday Clos- ing volume was 1 shares In the industrials, lonarc was un- changed at 25 on 8 000 shares Grouse Mountain was down 05 at on 5 400 shares Crestwood Kitchens was un- changed at 75 on 5 100 shares Cana- dian Javelin was down at 50 on 4 WK) shares EDP was unchanged at 05 Genstar was unchanged at (14 75 In the mines Arodien was down 25 at 50 on 369 600 shares Colby Mines was up 04 at on 90700, Green Eagle was down 03 at 22 on 86 500 and Grandora was down 06 at 56 on 76 000 Skaist was down 02 at 31 and Con- solidated Beaumont was down 01 at 30 In the oils Rand A was unchanged at 74 on 49 900 shares Davenport was down 02 at 58 on 17 167, Alaska Kenai was unchanged at 10 on 15.500 and Seneca Development was down 01 at 80 on 14 000 Stampede was down 01 at 52 and Payette was down 02V2 at 16 NEW YORK (AP) The stock market tubled to a new 12 year low Friday under the pressure of a continu- ing stream of layoff announcements and the news that the nation's unem plovment rate had jumped to 65 per cent in November The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 9 46 at 577 60 Among Canadian issues on the New York stock exchange Alcan was down Vi to Hudson Bay H to and International Nickel to Seagrams fell V> to and Canadian Pacific to while Domes Mines rose to and Hiram Walkers "a to Mclntyre remained unchanged at as did Massev Ferguson at and Campbell Red Lake at Livestock opened higher under active trading and then declined as the demand moderated Index 100 hog prices in Toronto open- ed 35 lower and then advanced 15 at closing In Winnipeg uneven prices resulted in net losses of 20 cents In Saskatoon prices generally were steady while Alberta centres advanced from 35 cents to YARD PRICES Slaughter cattle steers A-l and A-2 Calgary 48 50-49 50 Edmonton 45-48, Saskatoon 46-49 50 Winnipeg 48 50-51, Toronto 51-33 Heifers A-l and A-2 Calgary 41 50- 4250 Edmonton 37-39, Saskatoon 39- 42 50 Winnipeg 41-44, Toronto 43-45 D-l and D-2 cows Calgary 19-21, Ed- monton 19-20, Saskatoon 1921 Win- nipeg 18 22, Toronto 20-22 Montreal 18 75-23 25 Slaughter calves, good end choice veal Toronto 35-45 Montreal 50-64 Feeder steers over 750 pounds Calgary 3646 Edmonton 38-43 Saska toon 12-41 50 Winnipeg 36-41, Toronto 4045 Feeder steer calves 401-575 pounds Calgan %-44 Edmonton 36-43, Saska- toon 28-42 50 Winnipeg 36-40 Toronto 38-50 Good lambs Calgary 3738 Ed- monton 37 40 Saskatoon 36 75 Toronto 47-53 Index 100 hogs dressed Calgary 52 50 55 75 Edmonton 52 80-55 50 Saskatoon 5270-5290 Winnipeg 52 53 90 Toronto 56-60 Montreal 56 68- 5860 Perlich There were 2 068 head of livestock sold this week at Perlich Bros Auction Market Ltd Receipts included 1 387 cattle and 681 hogs Market active on all classes of cattle, and hogs sold Butcher cows were 3 to 5 dollars higher this week All classes of feeder steers and heifers 1 to 2 dollars higher Price quotations as follows SLAUGHTER CATTLE Dl and D2 to 25 D4 cows 17 to 21 50 Bologna bulls 18 to 2220 REGULAR CATTLE SALE Regular Monday Sale at 11 a.m. REMEMBER HOG SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY We will be assembling Market for the Marketing Board and sell Weaner and Feeder. at p.m. NO HOGS WILL BE SOLD MONDAYS FINAL CALF SALE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12th -11 a.m. 600 head of good fresh Southern Alberta Ranch Calvei In- cluding 100 head from Delbert Kraft. STOCK COW AND BRED HEIFER SALE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21st a.m. Don I be content to accept one offer at home consign your live I stock to us where you are guaranteed to have the Auction Rmc j full of Buyers to bid on your product PRAIRIE LIVESTOCK LTD. PHONE 223-3921, OR NIGHT Auctioneer JOHNNY CHARLTON WMQBM Lie. 293 GARY JENSEN the Canadian economy should remain fairly strong next year, investor concern about the effects of world- wide recession and inflation was reflected in slumping markets The provincial-federal dispute over resource taxation also took its toll, with oil and mining shares recording broad losses for the fifth straight week Bad news this week included higher unemployment figures in the US, more layoffs and plant closings in the auto industry and reports of reduced capital spending plans The Dow Jones average fell 41 06 to 577 59, the lowest since Oct The Toronto industrial index, widely-based indicator of market trend, was off 4 82 to 15136, slightly above the four-year low of 15119 on Oct 4 The Montreal market fell to its lowest levels in four years The in- dustrial index dropped 5 66 to 150 17 and the composite index 4 71 to 149 27 Toronto's western oil index closed the week at 109 83, lowest since May off 9 32 points The base metal index fell 2 32 to 58 30, a low since De- cember, 1963 Gold shares recovered somewhat at the end of the week after earlier sharp declines On Tuesday, the Toronto gold index dropped more than 40 points fol- lowing news that the U S government plans to sell gold regularly, beginning with a public auction of two million ounces on Jan 6 Dealers said the move could depress the free market price of gold by dis- couraging speculators from bidding up the price in hopes of selling at a profit to Americans aftei gold ownership is legalized On the week, the gold index was off 25 12 to 386 05 Trading was light at Toronto this week with 8 82 million shares changing hands for a value of 79 million, compared with 9 30 million and 13 million last week At Montreal, 373 million shares were traded compared with 412 million last week Value of shares was 67 million compared with million WINNIPEG (CP) Prices on most commodities moved marginally lower Friday in brisk activity on the Win- nipeg Commodity Exchange Although flax fell as much as IS cents a bushel, most other com- modities suffered only minor losses Thursday's volume of trade was of feed wheat, of oats, of barley, of corn, of rye, of flax, and of rape seed Closing prices Thunder Bay rapeseed Dec five lower 820B. May nine lower 8 41 A, July unchanged 8 32A, Oct unchanged 8 ISA Vancouver rapeseed. Jan 5Vi lower Mar 6% lower 845, June seven lower 833, Sept unchanged 815B Flax Dec 15 lower 10 30B, May 13 lower 1039A, July five lower 1020A, Oct unchanged 10 OON Feed wheat Dec lower 3 89. May 1% lower 3 July unchanged 3 83, Oct unchanged 3 83 Corn Dec unchanged 3 88N, Mar unchanged 406N, May unchanged 4 12N July unchanged 3 86N Barley Dec two higher May lower 305, July lower Grain quotes Friday (basis Lakehead) Hlfh Low Clofe Flax Dec 1044V, 1032 1030 May 1013 1030 Jly Oct 1000 Rapcteed Tkuwler Bay Dec 820 May Ml Jly 132 Oct SIS Rapeued Vucoiiver Chicago markets CHICAGO (AP) Soybean and soy- bean oil futures declined the limit for the third time in five sessions on the Board of Trade Friday Corn futures also were down the limit, the second time in a week In soybeans, the loss was 20 cents a bushel and in corn 10 cents Soybean oil lost 100 points, or one cent a pound Oats futures were down nearly the limit, five cents, while wheat declined 10 cents Soybean meal was steady to about a ton lower Except for the opening and close, the pace of trade was slow, but mixed Prices were weak on the opening and for a few moments attracted enough new buying to edge higher The buying was short-lived, however, and prices fell still more Dollar value MONTREAL (CP) US dollar in terms of Canadian funds closed Friday up at 1-25 at 98 39-50 Pound sterling was down 1-10 at 29 24-25 In New York, the Canadian dollar was down 1-25 at 6-25 Pound sterling was down 1 5 a', 32 4-5 REPLACEMENT CATTLE Steer calves Ibs to 42 Steer calves 400-500 Ibs 40 to 43 50 Steer calves over 500 Ibs 40 to 43 40 Plain quality steer calves all weights 30 to 37 Feeder steers under 800 Ibs 42 to 45 60 Feeder steers over 800 Ibs 42 50 to 45 50 Holstem and shortkeep steers 43 to 44 Heifer calves 250400 Ibs to 2650 Heifer calves 400-500 Ibs to 34 Heifer calves over 500 Ibs 29 to 33 50 Plain qualih heifer calves 26 to 32 Feeder heifers 33 to 36 50 Feeder cows 17 to 23 Good quality stock cows and heifers 300 to 350 Medium quality stock cows and heifers 240 to 300 HOGS, DAIRY CATTLE Market hogs dressed weight 53 to 56 15 Good weaners 50 to 15 50 Light weaners 9 to 11 Feeders der 100 Ibs 20 to 34 50 Bred sows and gilts 75 to 100 Lethbridge Sales Monday to Friday 172 slaughter, 739 feeder hogs, 218 lambs SUMMARY Receipts mostly replacement cattle Slaughter cattle strong to higher Replacement cattle steady to or more higher Trade active Slaughter steers scarce and selling at steady to strong prices There were insufficient slaughter heifers sold to establish quotations All classes of cows meeting keen competition, prices unevenly higher for the week, with heifery kinds up to Bulls or more higher Medium and good stacker and feeder steers meeting very good demand, prices or more higher Good stock steer calves selling at steady prices Stock heifer calves about steady SLAUGHTER CATTLE Steers Al and A247 48 80, Cows Dl and D2 22 24, D3 20-22, D4 16-19, Good bulls 17-19 50 REPLACEMENT CATTLE Good feeder steers over 700 Ibs 41- 45 10 good feeder steers 600-700 Ibs 40-44 good feeder heifers 30-34 Good stock steer calves 400-550 Ibs 38-42 good stock steer calves 300-400 Ibs 33 36, good stock heifer calves all weights 27-30 50 HOGS AND LAMBS Butcher hogs sold this week at the Lethbridge yards 51-5625 base price Al! classes of weaner and feeder hogs meeting good demand, prices 2-3 higher in spots Weaners 8-15 25, light feeders under 100 Ibs 16-30 50 Heavy feeders 100-130 Ibs 32 50-45 25 Heavy feeders over 130 Ibs 47-56 All prices per head Light feeders under 100 Ibs sold from 283675 per cwt Heavy feeders over 100 Ibs sold from 30 75-37 50 per cwt Boars 39-68 per head Good lambs 37-40 Calgary CALGARY (CP) Sales Friday at the Calgary public stockyards totalled cattle, 14 calves and 90 hogs Medium feeder heifers over 550 pounds 28 50 34 Good stock steer calves 400-575 pounds 54-4525 Good stock heifer calves 30 50-32 75 The rest of the cattle report was unchanged from the morning quotations Butcher hogs 56 85 base price Beef futures WINNIPEG (CP) Live beef futures r'ose Friday Jan 4805A, March 4850A, May 47 SON Thursday's volume No contracts Feed prices WINNIPEG (CP) Wheat board domestic feed gram prices Friday 3 CW red spring wheat 3 89Vi, No 1 feed barley 3 No I feed oats 1 95'4 Soybean oil was first to lock in a limit decline followed by beans and corn At the close, soybeans were down the limit of 20 cents a bushel Jan 7 48, Chicago wheat 9 to 10 lower Dec 4 73, Gulf hard red wheat not traded, corn down 10 cents Dec 3 58 and oats 3% to 5 lower Dec 1 833'4 Egg prices EDMONTON (CP) Weekly egg and poultry report issued by the federal agriculture department Friday EGGS To producers A large 73, A medium 70 A small 50, B 55 C 18 cracks 27 To retailers A large 84-88, A medium 81-86, A small 61-69 (three cents extra in cartons) To consumers (in car- tons) A large 85-98 A medium 83-96, A small 77-79 POULTRY To producers Live No 1 chicken broilers, 35 6 and over, 5 and un- der 6 34 Fowl under 4. 46 Turkey Under 12, 40 12 to 18, 40, over 18 Live No 2 chicken 6 and over, 5 and under 6, 31 Turkey under 12, 37, 12 to 18 37, over 18 36Vz Oats Dec lower 1 SSVjB, May lower 1 90VtB July unchanged 1 84N Rve Dec five lower 2 97B, May 4% lower 3 13B July five lower 3 11A Corn Feed Earnings By THE CANADIAN PRESS Bank of Montreal, year ended Oct 31 1974, 65 a share, 1973, Black Photo Corp Ltd six months ended Sept 30 1974, 469 cents a share 1973, 461 cents Calvert-Dale Estates Ltd 13 weeks ended Sept 27 1974 loss, no per share figures available, 1973, loss no per share figures available Canadian Salt Co Ltd., three months ended Sept 30 1974 000, 10 cents a share 1973, 14 cents Maritime Electric Co Ltd, nine months ended Sept 30 1974, 82 cents a share, 1973, 84 cents S B McLaughlm Associates Ltd nine months ended Sept 30 1974 665 000 profit 58 cents a share, 1973 loss, seven cents Pe Ben Oilfield Services Ltd nine months ended Sept 30 1974 30 2 cents a share, 1973, 3 cents Dividends THE CANADIAN PRESS Corporation dividends Friday, quarterly unless otherwise noted Dominion Foundries and Steel Ltd 36 cents increase of six cents Jan 1 1975 record Dec 10 1974 Dominion Glass Co, seven per cent pfd 175 cents Jan 15 1975, record Dec 13 1974 Granby Mining Co Ltd 15 cents U S funds Dec 20 record Dec 10 International Mogul Mines Ltd, first pfd series A 30 cents Jan 1 1975, record Dec 15 1974 Monarch Investments Ltd, 25 cents Dec 27 record Dec 13 Moore Corp Ltd 30 cents U S funds increase of seven cents Jan 2 1975, record Dec 6 1974 Nova Scotia Savings and Loans Co 25 cents Jan 1, 1975 record Dec 12 1974 Phillips Cables Ltd 18 cents, increase of three cents, Jan i 1975, record Dec 18 1974, plus an extra of 12 cents increase of 9 5 cents in the ex tra, Dec 31 record Dec 18 St Joe Minerals Corp 55 cents, U S funds increase of five cents Dec 21, record Dec 6 A G F Management Ltd pfd series B, seven cents, initial, Jan 9, 1975, record Jan 2, 1975 Brascan Ltd six per cent pfd 50, Dec 31, record Dec 16 Crown Zellerbach Canada Ltd, class A, 30 cents, Jan 2, 1975, record Dec 6 1974 Exquisite Form Brassiere Ltd, pfd series A 15 cents, Jan 1, 1975 record Dec 16, 1974 People's Jewellers Ltd five cents, class A five cents both payable Feb 14, 1975 record Jan 31 1975 Ronalds-Federated Ltd., 20 cents Dec 30, record Dec 16 Union Gas Ltd, 16 cents, Feb 1, 1975, record Jan 3, 1975 Agra Industries Ltd six cents, Jan 10 1975 record Dec 6, 1974 Block Brothers Industries, 10 5 cents semi-annual Jan record Dec 16, 1974 BowHlcrs Mersey Paper Co Ltd per cent pfd 68 75 cents Jan 1 1975 record Dec 6 1974 Brooke Bond Foods Ltd., 26 cents, pfd Jan record Dec C and C Yachts Ltd 12 cents, increase of two cents Jan 2, 1975, record Dec 5, 1974 Craigmont Mines Ltd 20 cents increase of five cents Jan 24, 1975, record Jan 10 1975 Economic Investment Trust Ltd 10 cents, plus an extra of 25 cents, increase of 14 cents in the extra, Dec 30 record Dec 13 H Paulm and Co Ltd class A, 12 5 cents class B, 10 6 cents, both payable Dec 20, record Dec 6 Madeleine Mines Ltd, 15 cents, initial, Dec 30, record Dec 20 St Lawrence Corp Ltd 40 cents, increase of 15 cents Feb 1, 1975, record Jan plus an extra of 45 cents, Dec 30, record Dec 11, five- per-cent pfd smes A, 25, Jan 25 1975, record Dec 24, 1974 Westburne International Ind Ltd eight-per-cent pfd series A, 50 cents, Jan 1 1975, record Dec 13, 1974 Western Supplies Ltd class A, 37 5 cents semi-annual plus an extra of 37 5 cents, Feb 14 1975, record Jan 31, 1975 Alberta Natural Gas Co 27 5 cents Dec 31, record Dec 13 Algoma Steel Corp Ltd., 25 cents, Dec 31, record Dec 13 Amerada Hess Corp., 7 5 cents, Dec 31, record Dec 16 Bomac Batten Ltd, class A, 15 cents, Jan 1 1975, record Dec 16, 1974 BP Canada Ltd eight cents, five- per-cent pfd series A, 25, both payable Jan 15, 1975, record Dec 13, 1974 Canadian Pacific Investment Ltd .31 cents, semi-annual, Jan 28, 1975, reco-d Dec 12, 1974 Consumers das Co. Ltd., nine per cent pfd 30 cents, Jan record Dec 6 1974 Dominion Foundries and Steel Ltd., pfd series A, fl 19, Feb i, 1975, record Jan 10, 1975 DRG Ltd., class A, 10 cents, increase of one cent, Feb 2, 1975, record Jan 26, 1975 Federal Pioneer Ltd, class A, 14 cents, Feb 1 1975 record Jan first pfd series A, 68 75 cents, Jan 15, 1975, record Jan 1 1975 Niagara Structural Steel Co Ltd 6V2-per-cent cumulative first pfd series A 465, Dec 31, record Dec 13 The dividend covers three quarter ly payments for Sept 30 and Dec 31 1973 and March 31, 1974 Price Co Ltd tra of 15 cents Jan 2, 1975 25 cents, plus an ex Feb 1, 1975 record Gold futures WINNIPEG (CP) Gold futures U S funds Winnipeg Commodity ex- change Ctuac friueiy 400-ounce contracts- Jan 75 178 60A Apr 75 183 50 ll} 75 18860 Oct 75 Jan 76 200 OOA Thursday s Volume 828 contracts 100-ounce contracts Feb 73 180 30, May 75 187 OOA, Aug 75 193 50A Nov 75 IjS OOA Thursday's volume 234 contracts Gold prices LONDON (AP) Closing gold prices Friday in U S dollars per ounce 25 64 Frankfurt-178 87 5 Hong 12 per kilo Prenor Group Ltd nine months ended Sept 30 1974, cents a share. 1973, 22 cents Scottish and York Holdings Ltd nine months ended Sept 30. 1974, eight cents a share, 1973, 22 cents Simcoe Erie Investors Ltd., nine months ended Sept 30 1974, 26 6 eents a share, 1973, 36 3 cents Slater, Walker of Canada Ltd, nine months ended Sept 30 1974, 016126, 81 cents a share, 1973, 55 cents Unity Bank of Canada, year ended Oct 31 1974, loss, no per share figures available, 1973, profit no per share figures available Zeller's Ltd nine months ended Oct 31 1974 43 cents a share, 1973, 37 cents Autolec In., nine months ended Sept 25 1974, profit, 18 cents a share, 1973, loss, eight cents Belgium Standard Ltd., nine months ended Sept 30 1974, 29 cents a share, 1973, 11 cents Biltmore Industries Ltd., nine months ended Sept 30 1974, 29 1 cents a share, 1973, 103 cents Canadian Export Gas and Oil Ltd six months ended Oct 31 1974, nine cents a share, 1973, 000, four cents Canadian Foundation Co. Ltd., nine months ended Sept 30 1974, loss, 88 6 cents a share, 1973, 000, profit 2 5 cents Coldslream Mines Ltd nine months ended Sept 30 1974, loss, 21 cents a share, 1973, no comparable figures available Consumer's Gas Co year ended Sept 30 1974, 000, a share, 1973, 39 Great Lakes Power Corp. nine months ended Sept 30 62 cents a share, 000, 66 A L Green Ltd., 36 weeks ended Oct 5 1974, cents a share, 1973, 22 cents Halifax Developments Ltd., nine months ended Sept 30 1974, no per share figures available, 1973, 000 no per share figures available Kam-Kotia Mines Ltd nine months ended Sept 30 1974, 6 3 cents a share 1973, 9 4 cents Unicorp Financial Corp nine months ended Sept 30 1974, 2 cents a share 1973, one cent Ltd, 1974, 1973, Metals LONDON (AP) Friday's closing metals in pound sterling per metric ton silver in pence per troy ounce Copper Spot 581-582, futures 600- 601 Tin Spot 160, futures 3080 Lead Spot 232 232 5, futures 218-219 Zinc Spot 338 5-339 5, futures 3345- 3355 -Silver Spot 181181 5, 3 months 186 3-186 5 PICTURE BUTTE AUCTION MARKET Ideally located In the centre of a large cattle feeding and hog raiting country. SPECIAL CALF SALE TUESDAY, DEC. 17th 1 p.m. 700 HEAD 700 Highlighted by 400 head of Hereford Angus Cross calves from one owner (These are one Iron Cattle, pre-conditioned and will have an overnight RANCH CALVES FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11th-1 p.m. HOG and DAIRY CATTLE SALE EVERY SATURDAY at 1p.m. MARKET HOGS ASSEMBLED MONDAY THRU FRIDAY Trucking Bnnding Vicciniting Order Byying Govtnmwit Vittrimry Smrin PMI For information and Contact JIM or JOE JURIS Picture Suite Auction Butte, Alberta Auction market located 16 north of Lethbridge on Highway 25 Phone 732-4400 PICTURE BUTTE ;