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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUPERIOR 13 DAY MEXICAN FIESTA FOR CO-OP MEMBERS Deporting from Calgary January 19th, 1971 Only 5419 per person Based on double occupancy Tor reservations and information contact BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Centre Village Phone 328-3201 or 328-8184 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The LetKbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lcllibridge, Alberta, Saturday, December 12, 1970 PAGES If. TO 30 Treat Everyone To Deliciom Alberta Roast Beef-On-A-Bun Available Only at ERICKSEN'S Take-Out No. 2 1705 M.M. Drive S. Phone 328-7751 CONCERT GUEST Clar- inetist Peggy Foster, winner of a silver medal and four scholarships this year, will be guest artist Sunday at the third annual Christinas eon- cert, The Singing Tree, fea- turing the Teen Clefs and Anne Campbell Singers. The concert, to start at at the Yates memorial Centre, will present seasonal music by the two all-girl choirs, under the direction of registered music te'acher Anne Camp- bell. A narration, The Birth of Christ in Verse and Song, by Tom Carter of Magrath will also be on Hie program. Pollution curbs outlined in report What can the individual do to help control environmental pollution? A list of suggestions has been prepared by Dr. L. C. Allan of Calgary as part of a report to the Alberta Advisory Commit- tee on Pollution Control. Some of the suggestions in Dr. Allan's comprehensive list are: the home furnace clean and operating efficiently. the use of non-re- turnable bottles. all aerosol sprays spar- ingly. Always follow the manu- facturer's direct ions. Breathe air, not aerosols. put loose garbage out for collection. If necessary, buy another garbage can. your automobile tuned for efficient operation. race the motor un- necessarily. -Don't let the engine idle ger than necessary dur i n g winter warm-up. using your car who] a bus, walk o ride a bicycle. not litter the outdoors If no waste containers are avail able, lake bottles, cans, paper and cigarette packages home for disposal. up all animal drop pings from your property. constantly for weed growth and eradicate them be fore they go to seed. using any pesticide herbicide, fungicide or rodenti cide around the home or gar den, read the operating instruc- tions and follow them exactly Do not exceed the recommend- ed quantities. Do not spray out doors on windy days. grass clippings and gar- den refuse in plastic bags for pick-up by sanitation crews up recreation and pic- nic areas after use. Pick up al litter when you see it and pul it in a receptacle. Improve sales, stabilize income Grain business changes HIELVYN H. JOHNSTON Associate District Agriculturist Lcthbridge Recently Otto Lang, federal minister of manpower and im- migration had tabled, in the House of Commons, a policy proposal which will alter fed eral government financing ant involvement in grain marketing The proposals, designed for tlie Prairie grain producer are intended to stabilize farm in- come (but not grain prices) anc develop sales for grain and oil- seed. The major proposals and im- plications as I understand them are: 1. Termination of the Tenr porary Wheat Reserves Act. Under this act the federal gov- ernment pays the storage charges on all wheat in storage in excess of 178 million bushels. This payment will, in future, be paid by wheat producers, re- ducing their net income by that amount. When they pay this storage they will better under- stand costs of carrying a wheat surplus. Over the past 15 years these payments aver- aged million annually. 2. The Canadian government will cease subsidization of in- termediate term interest rates on foreign grain sales That is, on sales made to countries un- able to pay the going interest rate; farmers, rather than gov- ernmenti, will pay finance charges. The farmer will be financing sales upon which he has no regulation. It is clear, however, the fed- eral government guarantees payment by the creditors and will continue to bear financing costs on long term (over three years) agreements. 3. When there is a loss on a pool account for wheat, barley or oats, it will be recoverable from future surplus in that same pool. In the past, losses have occurred only once for wheat and barley, and twice for oats. The Canadian government made up the losses to the pools. These pools have been on an annual basis, but I expect this policy proposal is a forerunner to a future change. The Task- Force on Agriculture proposed barley and oat pools be oper- ated on a monthly, rather than yearly, basij. Under this arrangement, poo] losses wrould become a more frequent probability. Over the long haul this proposal would alter the return to all farmers very little, but could have con- siderable effect on the price re- ceived by an individual fanner. It would tend to even out monthly prices.