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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta February 1, 1975 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD 29 Wheat authorities say keep growing 4 Ml AUSSIES SIGN LARGE DEAL MELBOURNE (Reuter) Australia has concluded its biggest trade deal with China, a million wheat sale, the Australian Wheat Board announced Friday. Board chairman Jack Cass said deliveries of the one million tons of Australian standard white wheat would begin in April and end in March, 1976. The deal followed a similar contract between Australia and China last year 'for delivery of wheat worth million. Lethbridge joins dairy exchange EDMONTON (ACN) A new dairy cattle listing ser- vice has been established by Alberta agriculture. The system is designed to facilitate the purchase and sale of dairy cattle, with par- ticular emphasis on domestic sources. In making the an- nouncement, Alberta Agriculture Minister Dr. Hugh Horner said this new service will in a manner similar to the one now in existance for feed grains and forage. The headquarters for the dairy cattle information ex- change will be the dairy divi- sion in Wetaskiwin. This co ordinating centre will be link- ed by teletype to six regional offices located at Calgary, Lethbridge, Vermilion, Red Deer, Fairview and Barrhead. Alberta dairyman with heifers to sell can telephone, their closest office and give a brief description of the cattle being offered and the price be- ing asked. This information plus other details will be recorded and passed on to possible buyers in the district. If there are no local buyers, the exchange will transfer the information to other- interested buyers. The same procedure is followed with all prospective buyers. Once the initial contact has been made between the two parties, it is up to .them to make their own arrangements. COMMAND CENTRE Treasure 'Island in San Francisco Bay is the largest of all man-made islands. Constructed for the 1939 Golden Gate International Ex- position, it now is the com- mand centre for the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre. OTTAWA (CP) Wheat authorities have agreed that growers should continue ex- panded production despite some signs of slackening in world 'wheat markets. "The right course is to produce a good crop as long as stocks remain as low as they are said Otto Lang, minister in charge of the wheat board. He and other authorities interviewed said a recent decline in wheat prices and reports in the United States of deferred or cancelled sales to Russia and China likely reflect only temporary ad- justments in the market. There also were suggestions that the moves are part of a psychological war between U.S. sellers and Asian buyers. U.S. reports Wednesday said Soviet buyers had cancelled orders for 3.7 million bushels of wheat and planned to drop orders for 7.5 million bushels more. China also was reported to have cancelled orders for about 22 million bushels of American wheat. Prices have softened by about a bushel for top grades to a range of about from a peak in recent weeks. There is no effect on domestic flour prices because government subsidized prices for wheat already are lower than world rates. U.S. agriculture secretary Earl Butz has announced an end to export units imposed last fall when it was feared export sales might leave domestic users short of food grains. Experts with the Canadian Wheat Board says that despite such moves there is no great shift in the world wheat trade. The softening in prices, partly the result of some buyer resistance, had been expected but is believed to be tem- porary, board officials say. The move by China was a deferral of delivery, officials say, resulting in part from a good domestic crop. They suspect some political motives for the moves by buy- ing agents for Russia an attempt to counter U.S. ex- port units and high prices. A spokesman for the wheat board said in Winnipeg this week that there have been no cancellations of any purchases of Canadian grain, and that none are expected. APPOINTMENT NORTHWESTERN UTILITIES LIMITED Bruce M. Dafoe, P.Eng. The appointment of Bruce M. Dafoe as Vice- president and General Manager of Northwestern Utilities Limited has been announced by senior Vice- President J. H. Fletcher. Prior to this appointment Mr. Dafoe, 43, was Vice- PresidenJ rate administra- tion for Northwestern Utilities Limited and Cana- dian Western Natural Gas He has also served the utility com- panies as manager of economics and special pro- jects since joining North- western as an Assistant Engineer in the distribution department in 1964. Mr. Dafoe was raised in Lethbridge and attended the University of Alberta where he graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1954. Mr. Dafoe will continue to be located in Edmonton. Cool glide through ice The Chemical Transport, a.vessel owned by Hall Corp. of Canada, glides.past the swing bridge on Kam River near Thunder Bay this week en route to Dow Chemi- cal Plant. The ship is the last to visit Thunder Bay before winter closes southern On- tario ports. Digest forecasts advertising loss MONTREAL (CP) The Canadian edition of Digest magazine could lose 64 per cent of its advertising revenue because of proposed tax changes, Paul Zimmer- man, president of Reader's Digest (Canada) Association Ltd., said Friday. Mr. Zimmerman based his statement on a survey by a Toronto-based market research firm, Canadian Fact Ltd., which said 19 per cent of the lost revenue would go to other Canadian magazines while newspapers and broad- casting outlets would swallow the rest. Maclean's and Chatelaine would reap the lion's share of the transferred magazine ad- vertising "but the gains would be insignificant in relation to their present advertising revenues." Hugh Faulkner, secretary of state, has proposed that effective Jan. 1, 1976, com- panies advertising in the Canadian editions of Reader's Digest and Time magazines Brucellosis prunes cattle herds in northeast Alberta EDMONTON (CP) A federal health of animals of- ficial says that during the last three months 54 cattle have been ordered killed and there now are 13 herds of cattle in Alberta under quarantine for brucellosis. Dr. Gordon Baux, head of the federal veterinarian ser- vices for Alberta, said in an interview this week that the situation is under control in Alberta, adding that 370 herds are under quarantine in On- tario and the problem is more acute in the United States; Last year in Alberta more than animals were destroyed after the disease was diagnosed. Dr. George Eggink, a federal government veterinarian at St. Paul, 90 miles northeast of Edmonton, Announcement! Oscar E. Regier, B.SC. P. J. Borowski, Branch Manager of Strong, Lamb a Nel- son Ltd.. Consulting Engineers. Town Planners Land Surveyors at Lethbridge, is pleased to an- nounce that Mr. Oscar Regier, B.Sc.. has Joined the firm's Leth- bridge stall. A native of Coaldale. Alberta. Mr. Regier graduated from the University of Calgary In 1972 and served as a Special Projects Engineer on Foreign Assign- ment under the auspices of Cana- dian University Service Over- seas (CUSOI with the Drainage and Irrigation Department. Gov- ernment of West Malaysia. Mr. Regier will serve with the Municipal Engineering Division In Lethbridge. said most of the infection is concentrated in the province's northeastern area. "The cases we have a probably only the tip of the he said, adding that farmers are to blame for the situation. "Farmers in most cases br- ing it on by their own Dr. Egggink said. '.'They just buy cattle without any insistence that the herd of origin has had a negative blood test and I don't think any animals should be on the road without a health certificate." He advocated much stricter control. The brucellosis bacteria is spread easily through feedlots and pastures through the saliva of the animals. Dif- ficult to detect and isolate, the disease attacks the animal's reproductive system resulting- in sterility, infertility and abortions in pregnant cows. Infected animals must be destroyed and any that may have been contaminated are sterilized as a precaution against further spread. The minimum quarantine is for 30 days followed by a 90- day probation period during which the farmer cannot sell any cattle. "Sometimes these things can drag on for a Dr. Baux said. Dr. G. R. Whenham, head of the Alberta veterinary ser- vices field division, said the problem is the result of "complacency" about the federal vaccination program. "The eradication program seems to have lost its momen- tum and we're doing maybe 10 per cent of the vaccination that we used to and Alberta cattlemen are leaving themselves open to the spread of he said. "We are in a position where brucellosis is increasing rather than decreasing." Vaccine is distributed free by the federal government to any farmers requesting it through their local veterinarians but Dr. Baux said the vaccine is only 65 to 70 per cent effective. "Many authorities haven't been able to improve the vaccine" and being less than 100 per cent effective, it "creates a 'false sense of security." Mortgage rate cut VANCOUVER (CP) The Bank of British Columbia has announced it will reduce its mortgage rates to per cent from 11 per cent" on conventional mortgages and to 10 lk per cent from 11 per cent National Housing Act mortgages. The new rates become effective Saturday. A Bank of B.C. spokesman said the bank has mortgage funds available and is lower- ing the rate to encourage a larger flow of mortgage applications. not be allowed to deduct the full cost when calculating in- come tax. Mr, Faulkner said he hoped the proposal would result in a new Canadian newsmagazine. Maclean's said it would con- sider weekly rather than monthly publication in such a case. Reader's Digest last week objected, to Mr. Faulkner's proposal, saying it was not in competition with -news- magazines and should not be treated the same as Time. Time said it might kill its Canadian edition if Mr. Faulkner's legislation is passed. Mr. Zimmerman said Fri- day "the government would actually benefit more than any part of the com- munications media from the Reader's Digest loss." The government would benefit "through increased corporate taxation on adver- tisers continuing to buy space in Reader's Digest so long as we were able to continue in business. If the legislation is enacted, we believe we would be in a serious loss situation by the end of the second year." Mr. Zimmerman said Reader's Digest will fight to preserve its status because it has a "tremendous .stake in this country." Edmonton fuel moving soon through Wisconsin EDMONTON (CP) Approval to go ahead with a million terminal and port facility at Superior, Wis. to move petroleum products by tanker to Ontario points on the Great Lakes is expected soon, a spokesman for Interprovin- cial Pipeline Co., said Friday. Eric Young, public relations officer for Interprovincial, said in an interview that construction of the terminal, which will handle oil products from Edmonton refineries, could be completed by the end of this year. It originally was scheduled for completion at Lumber earnings the end of 1974 but was delayed to allow environmen- tal hearings. "The United States corps of engineers and the Wisconsin natural resources department now have .ruled the impact studies presented by interprovincial are complete and sufficient." He said the government agencies do not intend to hold more public hearings and decided against making their own studies which had been asked for by some en- vironmental groups. "The groups were afraid of pollution to Lake Superior and the harbor area but we feel we've planned all the necessary Mr. Young said. Land has been acquired for the tank farm which will store gasoline, diesel fuel and heating oils shipped through the firm's pipeline miles from Edmonton. The 15 tanks, ranging in capacity from 000 to barrels each, will have a total capacity of about one million barrels. An existing unused dock, owned by Lakehead Superior Inc., Interprovincial's U.S. subsidiary, will be renovated to provide a single berth. The berth will accommodate a 500 foot long tanker having a capacity of barrels or tons. The tankers to be used are ones owned by the major oil firms now plying the Great Lakes. '''The development will facilitiate shipping to market areas along the Great Lakes, mainly Mr. Young said. decrease America increases horsemeat export VANCOUVER (CP) British Columbia Forest Products announced net ear- nings for the year ende.d Dec. 31 of million or a share, down from million or a share in 1973. Ian A. Barclay, company president, said in a news release Friday that earnings were down although sales increased to million from million. He said the loss was from reduced shipments and lumber prices during the se- cond half of the year, and from increased manufactur- ing costs. Mr. Barclay said fourth quarter net earnings were million or 40 cents a share, down from million or 86 cents a share, for the same" period in 1973. The release said fourth 'quarter sales increased to million from million. The B.C. Railway strike affected production and shipments during the quarter, said Mr. Barclay. He said cutbacks, cur- tailments and layofffs, as well as reduction of capital spen- ding, are steps the company has taken to reduce expen- ditures. Cadillac recalled DETROIT (AP) General Motors announced this week it is recalling all 1974 Cadillacs because of a possi- ble defect that might allow hoods to pop up and obstruct driver vision. GM's Cadillac division said some of the secondary latches may have been improperly aligned during assembly, and may not engage properly. company said the cars have two hood latches and there would be no safety problem if the primary latch is engaged. GM said it has no reports of accidents or injuries resulting from .the misalignment. RONALD A. JACOBSON, B.A., LL.B. AND WM. DOUGLAS MAXWELL, B.A., Sc., LLB. WISH TO ANNOUNCE THAT THEY ARE CARRYING ON THE PRACTICE OF LAW UNDER THE FIRM NAME OF JACOBSON MAXWELL BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS t NOTARIES WITH OFFICES AT HOLIDAY VILLAGE 415 MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE P.O. BOX 9 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA T1J 3Y3 TELEPHONE 327-2159 AND FORT MACLEOD BRANCH OFFICE, CREDIT UNION BLDG. FORT MACLEOD. ALBERTA THURSDAY MORNINGS Beautiful 2'A year old three bedroom bunga- low in.quiet crescent. Completely developed basement, carpeted throughout. Selling price Includes rods, drapes, rugi, stove, fridge, dishwasher, garberalor, wet bar, peg board and stereo intercom. This home Is located at 1305 Michigan Place end it a must to see. This home will be open lor (bowing on February 8th and 9th from p.m. to p.m. Call ROY CLELAND (or Full Particulars at 327-6335 or 329-3331. BRUSSELS (AP) Ameri- cans would rather bet on a horse than eat one, but some of them are not averse to supplying horsemeat to Europeans with a taste for cheval entrecote or filet Americain. Last year the United States became the major exporter of chilled and frozen horsemeat to Belgium and France, the biggest markets in Europe. Consumption is increasing in Italy and Holland and.West Germany. Only a small quantity was shipped from the United States in 1971, but' exports have risen rapidly since then. In the first nine months of 1974, France imported tons, from America. Belgium, with a fifth the pop- ulation of France, took tons in the first 10 months of the year, and tons came "from the U.S. Poland, Yugoslavia, Argen- tina and traditional all lagging behind the U.S. Cana- dian shipments have also been increasing, and some traders think much of the meat the .Canadians ship originates south of the border. Belgian traders say there are slaughterhouses in Houston, Fort Worth, Seattle and some East Coast cities specializing in horses. For some, a special delicacy. But Joseph Gulickx, a horse butcher in the Brussels suburb of Viivoorde, is wary of it; the Americans do not export any, and there is not much local production. OIL WELL DRILLING PARTICIPATIONS Available In U.S. Write: CENTURY PETROLEUM INC. P.O. BOX 30126 LINCOLN, NEBRASKA 68503 H. H. Smith Ltd. Customs Broker MMZtMSI COUTTS Office Phone 344-3822 Franchises Now Available FOR Enquiries are invited from capable, aggressive, business applicant! interested in opening an Airway! Rent-A-Car and Truck (ranchiu in any one 61 a number of not currently serviced by an Airways franchise. Previous rent-a-car experience not necessary. Locating, opening and administrative assistance ii available to all llKcenlul applicants. Interested person! may obtain further information upon requeit and by furnishing a brief resume of personal and business qualifications. Write to-B.McSORLEY Franchise Supervisor Airways Rent-A-Car of Western Canada Ltd. Head Office 5920 Macleod Trail Calgary. WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD-ALBERTA Supervisor's Safety Training Course LETHBRIDGE SCANDINAVIAN HALL February 4 and 5 TWO FULL DAYS a.m. to p.m. EACH DAY Some of the topics covered will supervisor's responsibility for accident prevention work hazard analysis and work simplification com- mucations and job instructional training. further information may be obtained- by phoning Workert' Computation Board, Lethbridge, 321-2040. Bt to regiitar early. ;