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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta ftbnMry I, ItM-THI UTMMIOOI HIRALD-t Prospects look dim Cattlemen need higher prices EDMONTON (CP) Unless Alberta's cattle producers start to receive at least more for each 100 pounds the prospects look dim for the industry, Jim Dawson, marketing economist with the Alberta agriculture department said Monday. He said or five per cent, fewer Alberta cattle were slaughtered in 1973 compared with 1972 and the placement of steers on feedlots has declined. Within a few months this should itself out" as a shortage at the consumer level. However, last year's calf crop was five per cent above 1972 levels which means production levels should have recovered by mid-1973. The anticipated shortage could drive market prices up to about a hundredweight and this should provide a reasonable return to the farmer on his investment, provided feed prices level off. But, so far, feed prices have shown no sign of doing so. Dawson said 20 years ago grass fed cattle were not butchered until they were close to four years old. Today, finished in feedlots under carefully supervised conditions, they are slaughtered at 1% to two years. Another factor is that consumers now prefer the more tender and less fatty product of the feedlot. "The profit picture is going to be touch and he said. Nixon moves to pep up economy WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon sent to Congress Monday a record budget designed to balance the economy between the pitfalls of persistent inflation and rising unemployment. Federal spending in the year -beginning next July would be equivalent to about for every man, woman and child in the United States. The budget provides for a deficit of billion and in- cludes increased spending for defence, energy research, transportation and economic- security programs. "In the face of economic un- the president told Congress, "my budget recom- mendations provide for a fiscal policy that would support high employment while restraining inflation." But if the balancing act fails, whether because of the energy shortage or other reasons, the administration GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge......39 10 .02 Pincher Creek... 39 14 .07 Medicine Hat 35 5 Edmonton...... 18 0 .18 Grande Prairie 17 0 .14 Banff........... 38 22 .13 Calgary........ 25 12 .03 Victoria........ 51 30 Penticton 45 38 Prince George 31 8 .05 Kamloops....... 44 Vancouver......46 35 .04 Saskatoon....... 1-20 Regina......... 3 -1 .06 Winnipeg....... 11 7 Toronto......... 9 -6 Ottawa......... 5 -4 Montreal 4 -4 St. John's.......21 11 Halifax......... 21 14 .03 Charlottetown 12 8 .05 Fredef icton..... 15 9 Chicago........24 19 New York......21 11 .01 Miami.......... 83 56 .02 Los Angeles..... 79 47 Las Vegas......62 36 Phoenix 75 41 FORECAST: Lethbridge-Medicine Hat Today, cloudy with light snowflurries clearing during the evening, highs 10-20 above. Lows zero-10 above. Wednesday, sunny becoming cloudy by noon, highs 30-35 above except near 20 in Medicine Hat region. Calgary Today, cloudy with light snowflurries clearing by evening, highs 20- 25 above. Lows zero-five above. Wednesday, mostly cloudy, highs near 30 above. Columbia-Kootenay Cloudy today, becoming sunny this afternoon. Wednesday, sunny with cloudy periods. Highs both days in the mid 30s. Lows tonight near 15. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Colder with scattered snow most sections today ending tonight. Partly cloudy Wednesday and a little warmer along east slopes of Rockies. Highs today 5 to 15 east and north 25 to 35 southwest. Lows tonight 5 below to 10 above. Highs Wednesday 5 to 15 east 25 to 35 west portion. West of Continental Divide Scattered snow showers mostly over mountains today. Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Colder. Highs both days 25 to 35. Lows tonight 10 to 20. MILLER HAY MILL Lhrwtock todlng FAST EFFICIENT ECONOMICA, with UM MHtar ttay MM P.T.O. Driven to UM your tarm tractor. A VHMDM GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY BOX 1MS PHONE ttS-1141 AMA ROAD REPORT as of a.m. Feb. 5 Highway 3, east, Lethbridge to Medicine Hat, mainly bare and dry with occasional sections of packed snow and ice. Highway 3, west, Lethbridge to Fort Macleod and B.C. boundary, travel lanes are snow covered with visibility obscured in some areas to a quarter of a mile Packed snow and slippery. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Coutts, light snow cover, generally good. Highway 5, Lethbridge to Cards ton and Water ton. slippery with light snow. Highway Pincher Creek to Walerton, snow covered with reduced visibility, slippery sections. Highway 2, north. Fort Macleod to Calgary and Edmonton, travel lanes have light snow cover, slippery throughout. Highway 2, sooth, Fort Macleod to Cardston and Carway, generally bare with light snow and slippery sections. Highway 23, via Vulcan and High River, mostly bare with some slippery areas. Highway 36, Taber to Brooks, some drifting and icy patches with snow on the shoulders. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, east, Calgary to Medicine Hat end Swift Current, mainly bare with some slippery sections. Highway I, Trans Canada Highway, west, Calgary to Banff, mainly bare with slippery sections. Banff to Golden, had up to two inches of new snow. Golden to Revelstoke, had 2% inches of new snow. Plowing and sanding on slippery areas. Banff-Jasper highway, three inches of new snow. One lane travel at Parkers Ridge, plowing and sanding were in progress. Ports of Times in Mountain Standard Tune (Alber- opening and dosing times: Carway 8 a.m. to S p.m.; Chief Mountain closed: Contts open 24 boors; Del BoniUi 8 a.m to S p.m.; Kmgsgate open 24 bom j; Porthill Rykerts 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.; WiW Horse 7 to 4 p.m.; Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. made clear it would prefer higher prices to sharply higher unemployment. "The president will not tolerate a Deputy Budget Director Frederick Malek told reporters. "If it means busting the budget, he will bust the budget to keep people from losing their jobs." The administration is pre- pared to accept a 5.5-per-cent jobless rate, but would resort to contingency spending plans to pump up the economy if unemployment goes much above that. Treasury Secretary George Shultz said that since the budget was prepared, the ad- ministration decided to stimu- late the economy by providing an additional units of subsidized housing for low-in- come families, bringing to the number of such units planned under the budget. Other anti-recession measures the administration would take, he said, include a stronger unemployment insurance program, the speeding up of existing spending programs, a flexible monetary policy, and more support for housing. But a general reduction in taxes, he said, would receive low priority. Shultz said the administration would not consider slowdowns caused by the energy shortage or higher oil prices as being factors leading to a recession, even if they brought about recession- like results. President Nixon said in his State of the Union address there would be no recession, and Shultz told reporters: "I'm sure the president will turn out to be right, particularly as we define it." The proposed budget for the 1974-75 fiscal year compares with estimated federal spending in the current fiscal an year of billion, increase of billion. The current year's deficit is projected at billion. Nixon said about 90 per cent of the increase Jn 1974-75 spending would result from mandatory increases, such as higher social security pay- ments. He said about three-' quarters of the entire budget is virtually uncontrollable because of prior spending commitments and current programs already sealed by law. Nixon said the budget reflects efforts of his administration to "identify and do well those things which the federal government should do." There is little of the slashing of existing programs that caused so much controversy in the 1974 budget. Suspected Montana killer held BUTTE, Mont. (AP) FBI officials reported Monday that Roger Caryl, 18, has been arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in connection with the shootings last October of four persons at a western Montana ranch. The shootings took place at Whitetail Ranch near Ovando. Ranch owner John Miller, 24, the cook and two hired hands were killed. The search centred for many days in the rugged mountains of the Continental Divide before authorities learned that Caryl apparently took a pickup truck and made his way out of the area. 'Doubts' ignored by management EDMONTON (CP) A former director of P.A.P. Holdings Ltd. an Alberta- based conglomerate, told a public inquiry Monday that his "grave doubts" about the company's financial dealings were largely ignored by other management. John Olthuis of Lacombe, Alta., told District Court Judge Roger Kerans that most of the company's directors were not well informed nor adequately involved in decision-making. Mr. Olthuis, also a former director of three related firms. Cosmopolitan Life Assurance Co. and Sioux Holdings Ltd., both of Alberta, and Seaboard Life Insurance Co. of Vancouver, testified that persistent cash shortages contributed to the collapse of the Alberta companies. The inquiry has been told the companies folded when they committed all their assets to an unsuccessful bid to buy N.W. Financial Corp. of B.C., resulting in a loss of million to nearly shareholders. The N.W. Financial shares were to have been bought separately from Residential Resource Development of the Bahamas, N.W. Financial president Peter Ropchan and other N.W. Financial directors. Badly-mauled man loses court suit wntt M feyHght tone.) EDMONTON (CP) An Edmonton man's bid for damages from the federal government following his mauling in 19G5 by a grizzly bear in Jasper National Park has been rejected by a federal court. Frederick J. Sturdy was badly mauled by a female bear with cubs as he and a friend strolled in near darkness past an open garbage dump at Maligne Lake in the park. In his suit, Mr. Sturdy alleged parks authorities knew there wrre bears in the dump area sixJ that the park staff, particularly Warden Stanley Elder stationed near the lake, should have taken more precautions. Mr. Justice Rod Kerr of Ottawa, who heard the case here last December, said in a 40-page judgment released Monday that he could find no evidence of negligence by parks authorities or Mr. Elder who was a experienced and diligent park warden." "Open garbage dumps accessible to bears and open to the public were common in 19R and no attacks by bears on humans in the vicinity of such dumps were Kuwwn to have occurred." Mr. Sturdy's actions were "incautious" and he showed disregard for his own safety by venturing into the dump area, Mr. Justice Kerr said. "He knew or should have known that he was in an area hi which there might be a bear Mr. Sturdy suffered severe leg injuries and damage to his left eye. He subsequently underwent about 20 operations. Nixon's Moscow trip discussed WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko held wide-ranging talks Monday, including discussion of "this year's projected meeting in Moscow" between Nixon and Soviet Communist party chief Leonid Brezhnev. The two-hour meeting in Nixon's office came two days after sources reported the U.S. president's return trip to Moscow is tentatively scheduled for June.' The White House would not officially confirm that date, but deputy press secretary Gerald Warren said Nixon and Gromyko reviewed "current matters that will be discussed when the president will visit the Soviet Union." The presidential spokesman said Nixon and the foreign minister "had very useful and extensive and cordial exchanges of views on major issues of current interest." Specifically, he said, the talks ranged over the Middle East situation, the strategic arms limitation talks and the European security conference. CUBA NOT DISCUSSED Warren said the subject of Cuba was not brought up at the White House meeting. Before coming to the White House, Gromyko held a two- hour session with State Secre- tary Henry Kissinger, who sat in on the White House meeting. The Kissinger- Gromyko discussions apparently centred on prospects for an Israeli-Syrian troop disengagement and East German pressure on access to West Berlin. Gromyko was in an unusually expansive mood as he emerged from his earlier session with Kissinger and headed for the White House. Describing the initial conversation as "businesslike and Gromyko also acknowledged discussing use of Soviet influence on Syria. But he admonished corre- spondents: "I would not speak on the details right now." Kissinger, standing at the visitor's side, added the description "constructive" about the talks. Port workers threaten Dateline Alberta Frustrated robber leaves EDMONTON (CP) A bank manager refused Monday to give in to the demands of a would-be robber who said he would blow up the bank if he wasn't given money. The man, who claimed to be a professional demolition expert, left when he was refused money. "Nothing really much said manager Larry Low of a Royal Bank branch in South Edmonton. "He just walked out the door when he was refused money." The tellers were told about the incident after the frustrated intruder left. No arrests have been made and police are continuing an investigation. to Strike Telegraph pioneer dies By JAMES HIGGINS MONTREAL (CP) Roman Gralewicz, president of the Seafarers International Union of Canada, said Monday union members will go on strike April 1 if ship owners do not agree to current contract demands. Mr. Gralewicz said negotia- tions for a new contract with the Canadian Lake Carriers Association broke off Thursday when the association refused to discuss monetary demands. He said all 300 union mem- bers in Montreal voted a strike mandate in a membership meeting Monday. The union president said he will begin a cross-country tour today to consult union members in other port cities on the strike action. "I have a clear mandate to back our demands to the full- Mr. Gralewicz said at a news conference after the membership meeting Monday. "The membership gave me authorization and asked that there be no back-tracking." He said a strike would tie up 90 per cent of Canadian ship- ping on the Great Lakes. Union bargainers presented a contract proposal to representatives of 17 ship owners Jan. 3, before the old three-year contract expired Jan. 11, Mr. Gralewicz said. CALGARY (CP) A pioneer with Canadian Pacific Railway Telecommuni- cations, Lloyd A. (Bud) Raymond, died here at the age of 81. Born in Maple Grove, Ont., Mr. Raymond began his 53- year career with Canadian Pacific as a messenger boy in Montreal when he was 12. He was promoted to superintendent of CP Telecommunications at Calgary in 1937 and held the same position at Vancouver in 1944 and at Toronto in 1946. Father-in-law sentenced CALGARY (CP) A non- capital murder charge against Roman Mezzarobba, 73, of Calgary was reduced Monday to manslaughter and he was sentenced to three years in prison. Crossings inquiry opens EDMONTON (CP) Federal .ministry of transport personnel Monday began a four-day investigation into a recent series of motor vehicle-train collisions at railway level crossings in the Edmonton area. The federal representatives met with Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne and other provincial highway department officials to co- ordinate efforts in the study to determine the causes of the accidents. Mezzarobba was convicted in Alberta Supreme Court Sept. 23 of the shotgun slaying of his daughter-in-law Jolee. Court was told Mezzarobba and his wife had custody of the two-year-old daughter of Jol- ee and Dr. Elliott Mezzarobba pending divorce proceedings between their son and daughter-in-law. DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN LETHBRIDGE Did you know you have a weapon against tax bites? 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