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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, February 7, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 Population curb 'vital' Population control is vital to curb a losing battle in the fight to feed the world, Mayor Andy Anderson told the 50th annual meeting of the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers Associa- tion Wednesday. He said .the World Food Bank required Jl billion in 1972 for its programs. And with a 39 per cent increase in agricultural production in developing countries predicted by 1980, 1.4 billion more people in the same period will nulify those production gains. "Population controls are needed." On the local scene, Mayor mayor Anderson cited sugar beets as a stabilizing factor in agriculture in Southern Alber- ta. He said he would like to see agriculture product prices re- main at the present high prices for the benefit of producers. For too long, farmers have had to live with a price structure which has limited the viability of their industry. He said present high food prices are relative. The public has been able to buy food much too cheaply for many years and now they are com- plaining. Farmer blasts government 'aid' BILLGROENEN photo Hoping for a 10-pounder Fell Balderson of Magrath keeps a close watch on three bobbers while ice fishing at Tyrrell Lake, about 30 miles southeast of Lethbridge. He's hoping for .a 10-pound rainbow trout. The lake was stocked by the Tyrrell Lake Fishermen's Association in 1971. Last May the province put fingerlings into the popular fishing spot. About 40 cars were on the lake one day recently., Provincial government intervention in industry Wednesday was scathed by the president of the Manitoba Sugar Beet Growers Association. Bill Ronald of Portage La Prairie told 100 delegates to the 50th annual meeting of the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers Association they are lucky to have only public opinion to fight to defend higher prices for their product. He cited the trials in his province which began when Some rural students get 100-mile bus rides By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer The death of small rural schools is forcing some students to ride a bus as far as 100 miles a day in the County of Vulcan. Parents concerned with the threat of further school closures feel there should be laws limiting the number of. miles students must travel to obtain an education since there are laws requiring them to attend school. A parent at Milo, 30 miles northeast of Vulcan, said in an interview Wednesday that high, school students are travelling up to miles a month in a school bus while commuting the Vulcan High School. Upper grades have been eliminated from some of South In short I Games contest at Cardston CARDSTON (HNS) Town council is sponsoring a contest to promote Canada Winter Games events here. Prizes of and will be offered for the best decorated properties showing originality in a snow or ice sculp- ture that depicts a Canada Winter Games event. Lions donate for banquet BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The Blairmore Lions Club has donated for a banquet to be held here for athletes taking, part in local events of the Canada Winter Games. Grant application was for CRANBROOK (Special) An application from East Kootenay 4-H clubs for a grant this year will be studied by the Regional District of East Kootenay's finance committee. There are 10 clubs in the region. Change would give farm 'fair share' of income the Manitoba NDP govern- ment decided it was going to establish a marketing board for sugar to protect the con- sumer. Mr. Ronald said his associa- tion was put in an embarass- ing situation because it was trying to stay clear of the con- sumer battle against high sugar prices. The association had no control over the prices being established by a world shortage of sugar, he said. But when the Manitoba government assured the public it would only be a prices became very vocal." Producer returns are based on ;jj the wholesale price of sugar. the smaller rural schools. Carolyn Scott said the situa- tion would become even more frightening should more grades be eliminated from the smaller schools. She questioned the validity of forcing young children to spend more than 10 hours a Study to examine offiCC Changes to allow farmers a fair share of the national in- come are now before the federal -government, ac- cording to Eric Pook, secretary manager of the Agricultural Prices and Stabilization Board. Speaking to the noon luncheon of the 50th annual meeting of the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers Association, Mr. Pook said the changes are being made in the Agricultural Stabilization Act to meet the changing con- uitions on farms across the country. He declined to say when the struck. Whenever the com- modity price dropped below the set figure on the open market, government would make up the difference from the public treasury. An annual fund of million was established to cover the mandatory com- modities as well as 28 other commodities which require only sporadic help. Sugar beets fall under the latter category and have re- quired federal price support only once in the past 15 years. Since the act was brought into force, the sugar beet industry has received a direct payment He said the government had determined that producers were making too much money from their product. To arrive at this decision, the govern- ment had calculated incomes on higher than average production returns while us- ing 1972 production cost figures to determine ex- penses, he said. Following a press conference at the Manitoba legislature, the government announced plans to get out of the sugar marketing scheme when the facts were made clear. DON'T WAIT... Remodel your old style windows now) Get away from frost build-up. Be to open your windows again. No changing ol tlorm with seasons. Guaranteed, non-obstructing insulating glass. Installation and flyproof vcraaning included. Imitation shutters also available. CONTACT NORTH LETHBRIDGE MILL WORK 2902-Tth Ave. N. Phone 328-521 5 day riding a bus or attending school. Mrs. Scott is one of the parents from Vulcan county behind the lobby for the con- tinued 'operation of small rural schools. A delegation representing the parents and teachers in the communities of Milo, Arrowwood, Mossleigh, Car- mangay, Champion, Lomond and Vulcan presented a brief to the provincial government asking for special grant incen- tives and a new approach to rural education. The brief recommended that a twofold funding system BEEFALO HEIFERS BLOODS Only 40 head Left. 6-7 Month Old Available By 20th of February, 1975. Contact the Following for Information: ALBERTA SASKATCHEWAN MANITOBA MELALGAR ADKRAM ALDEUTSCH ar114' a 6UYFOMEM.EAII J, PICKETS (MOT 289-9319 AltUtt 329-4859 VALHALLA HOUHNfiS JACKHMSMAN Mill ton1 727-4883 JERRY AHEM dittry 274-9231 RUOYDEUTSCH M Dwr 347-2984 AUENOUON Hhrtq 843-8781 the only Beefalo Blood bred heifer at auction in Pierre, South Dakota for BEEFALO CATTLE CO. OF CANADA 531-550 6th S.W., CALGARY, Albtrta. 282-1514 262-1375 schools are not expected to operate under the same per student grant as large urban schools. The department of educa- tion has a special small school assistance grant to assist some rural schools with multi grade However, Mrs. Scott said the grant does not meet the need of small rural schools in the county of Vulcan because most of them don't qualify for it for one reason or another. Only the Hutterite school in the Vulcan county currently qualifies for the special grant, she'said. EXPRESSED CONCERN The parents also expressed concern in the brief that teachers are not being ade- quately trained to teach in a multi grade elementary classroom, which is on the increase because of declining school populations. They suggested special grants be provided the univer- sities to encourage the offer- ing of courses to teachers on the operation Of a rural multi grade classroom. Bursaries should also be established to encourage experienced teachers to take such a course. In addition, the brief recommended that some of a- student teacher's practical training be spent in a multi grade classroom and salary incentives be established to encourage teachers to accept positions in multi grade classrooms. CRANBROOK (Special) The planning department of the Regional District of East Kootenay will undertake a study to determine if it is more economical to keep renting office space or build a new RDEK office building., Administrator Frank Bertoia says the RDEK will soon need more office space. x Holiday declared Feb. 14 BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Trustees of the Crowsnest Consolidated School Division have decided that Feb. 14, will be a school holiday to enable students to attend Canada Winter Games events at various centres throughout Southern Alberta. Crowsnest Consolidated School will be closed for classes that week as volleyball Games events will be played -in the school gym. Music festival set March' 17 BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The Blairmore Lions Club's annual Crowsnest Pass Music Festival will be held March 17 to 20 in the Isabelle Sellon School here. Dinner dance to be March 1 BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Blairmore Lions Club will hold a dinner dance March 1 to raise money for community. projects. A trip to Las Vegas for two will be awarded at the affair. Travel membership declined TABER (HNS) The Town of Taber has declined membership in the Tourist and Convention Association of Southern Alberta. TACAOSA had requested a membership fee of for the town's affiliation in the promotion group. changes would be coming, million, million in Mr. Pook works out of the of- Alberta, fice of Syd Williams, federal This compares with the billion spent on helping all of deputy minister agriculture. The Agricultural Stabiliza- tion Act was drafted following. the Second World War when government felt it had to protect farm incomes for the war effort. A price support at 80 per cent of the previous 10 year average for several man- datory commodities was Commodities in 16 years, said Mr. Pook. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Denial Mechanic 303 5lh Street South NUtcaH Building PHONE 388-7884 FARM FOR SALE ENCHANT DISTRICT Seven quarters deeded halt Mellon grazing adjoining. Fully modern 3 bedroom dwell- ing; steel quontet 40'x80'. Pot- Hulon immediately. GIBBS REALTY GIBB Phone 757-3820 Pantera Now Through February 15th VANTft'S MEATS YES AT... VANTA'S ECONOMY MEATS 904-7th Ave. S. Phone 329-4545 AND Grocery next door at Wilson's VANTA'S RANCHLAND MEATS WMtfninv.tr Shopping Plaza Fred's Bakery next door Phone 328-0637 10 LBS. GROUND BEEF Packed to your liking. 15% TOP toan. Only.lb......... I 0 SUMMER SAUSAGE STICKS Gainen 12 oz. itickt CANADA GRADE A SIDES OF BEEF Cut, wrapped and frozen. Thli wMk, Ib........... Qalneri 12 oz. VIENNA SAUSAGE BURNS BACON Ends only, jut, Ib. BABY BEEF LIVER Only, Ib. 69< BEEF PATTIES 7pattieato a Ib. 10 Ib. boxei. Only, Ib....... PURE HAM SAUSAGE 12 oz. itickf....... COUNTRY CUT SPARE RIBS Canada Grade A FRONTS OF BEEFLb. HINDS OF BEEF.Lb....... Cut, Wrapped, Froien 69' 1.09 GflKNENS A 95P BURNS BACON Endt only, Ib. COUNTRY CUT SPARE BIBS 65< T BONE STEAKS Ib...................... 1.69 CROSS Grade A Only.lb. SHOULDER ROUND STEAK 1.00 OXTAIL Lb.......... OX HEART Lb.......... OX TONGUE Lb.......... BEEF SAUSAGE 7Qc Frethdetty.Ordy.lb.................. I V PRIME RIB ROAST Grade A Only.lb. 1.29 LEAN, LEAN BONELESS STEW Moat in full tupply. Join your In low priced meat buy- ing. Quality guarantMd. Plain value. No coupon, to clip. No gimmiekt. No good oM fMhtoned Widely acknowledged by many of you your freezer beef Take your advantage this week at your two CHUCK STEAK 57 CHUCK 55 ;