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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Market board talks under way Thursday, February 8, 1973 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 13 By TIIK CANADIAN PRESS Several provinces combining in a sigle marketing agency for a given farm product would give a much stronger position in international bargaining, the Saskatchewan legislature was told. The comment came from Agriculture Minister Jack Messer as he introduced a bill permitting interprovincial co-operation in forming such agencies Mr. Messer said extensive negotiations already have taken place with Alberta, Manitoba and to some extent, British Columbia, over the possibilities of a joint hog marketing agency. warned CALGARY (CP) - Alberta dairy farmers must increase their production this yea- if they are'not to lose their share of the market to Quebec producers, says S. H. Thomas, chairman of the Alberta Dairy Control Board._____.,. Mr. Thomas told the Alberta Dairymen's Association annual meeting the 11 million pounds of industrial milk production allocated to the province by the Canad'an Dairy Commission was not being used. Alberta producers could lose their allocation of federally-subsidized production if they failed to fill their allocation and the commission was forced to import 20 million pounds of butter this winter. DEADLINE SET Charles Quail of Round Hill, director of thhe Northern Alberta Dairy Pool, said Alberta farmers had until Jan. 1, 1975 to get production up to th level allocated to them. But Howard Smith of Hythe said the market - sharing allocation was a failure because it involved too many rules and controls.''Many dairy farmers had dropped out of production on thhis account. The general feeling among those in attendance was that the dairy commission badly hurt lower - producing provinces such as Alberta by cutting off marginal producers from eligibility for government production subsidies. Penalizing large producers for over production also hurt the industry. B.C. and Alberta did not appear ready for such a move but talks with Manitoba are contin uing. A single agency would give strength to bargaining with such countries as Japan "who don't want to negotiate in a fragmented way with individual provinces," Mr. Messer said. A big challenge would be "to increase production to satisfy de mand." In other legislatures: Charlottetown-A report from the Prince Edward Island Institute of Industrial Relations which showed that the average wage gap between P.E.I, workers and those in the rest of Caw ada increased to $2,065 in 1970 from $1,569 in 1960, caused questions in the legislature. RECOrO DEFENDED Labor Minister Bruce Stewart replied the Liberal government had done much to close the gap since taking office in 1966. He also said the report failed to take into account tourism and agriculture which play a key role in the provincial economy. . Halifax-Nova* Scotia officials are following closely negotiations between Shaheen Natural Resources Ltd. and the British Export Bank to finance a $223-million oil refinery for the Strait of Canso area, Premier Gerald Regan said. Provincial development department officials have been in London within the last two weeks and a further meeting will be held next week, he said. Mines Minister Glen Bagnell said his department is involved in ensuring the protection of the environment in the strait area where the-refinery will be built and a comprehensive plan will be presented to the house. Victoria-Doubts that British Columbia government's proposed automobile insurance plan will cost 25 per cent less than private plans at present were expressed by Newell Morrison (SC-Victoria), a former automobile insurance agent. He said the New Democratic Party's campaign promise last summer appears to be impossible if the government "assumes a total monopoly position" in auto insurance. He said the job of the government "is surely to regulate, not to eliminate the private automobile insurance industry" and expressed fears of the con-sequeces on the 3,000-odd workers now in the industry. 07-02-73 08.09aes Millions of dollars lost on fraudulent credit cards Coffee time An American Gl helps a Canadian member of the four-nation International Commission for Control and Supervision move coffee cans into their billets at Saigon's Tan Son Nhut air base. Law of the s over in Uganda Man atvarded $15,000 in nude case BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A man whose nude body was shown on a television newscast for nine-tenths of a second last March has been awarded $15,000 damages from the station which shot and broadcast the film. A jury of nine men and three women awarded the damages to Oren Taylor, 52, of nearby Emmett, after deliberating about an hour Tuesday night. The ll-lo-l verdict in 4th district court held that Tay-lor's right to privacy had been invaded by KTVB television when his nude body was photographed and televised to an estimated audience of 36,000. He had sought damages of $30,000. Taylor was filmed in suburban Garden City on March 10 while being arrested on a charge of wrecklessiy endangering the life of another. He was tried and convicted on the charge. Rights bill amendment to be moved CALGARY (CP) -The Alberta Bill of Rights must be amended to permit the removal of cabinet ministers who violate it. Albert Ludwig, Social Credit MLA for Calgary Mountain View, said Wednesday. Mr. Ludwig said he will move an amendment to the bill providing for emergency action against its intent. Something akin to impeachment, trial by the legislature, is necessary for the Bill of Rights to have any real effect, he said. Attorney General Merv Leitch's use of the RCMP to investigate opponents of the governing party made implementing the measure an immediate necessity. "He, and in future anyone who does anything like he did, certainly has to account for his actions. I don't think the attorney General, whose job it is to enforce and not violate the law of the province, should get off with an apology." Mr. Ludv.igoi said the proposed amendment to the bill could play a key role in the Social Credit Party's plans for opposition during the 1973 legislative session, which opens Feb. 15. By C. C. MINICLIER KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -When a bank manager was forced into a car trunk at gunpoint and driven away recently, the government issued a statement saying he had gone to Rwanda for the holidays. He never came back. The assumption among many Ugandans is that he joined the list of blacks who have been 'killed during the two-year military reign of President Idi Amin. No figures are available here, but sources in nearbv Kenya estimate the total at 4,500. Amin, a former boxer with a chest like a rum keg, flashed into notoriety by abruptly expelling thousands of Asian merchants from this eastern African country where they had lived for generations. But Amin's harsh war on robbers and anti-government guerrillas-and on anyone who might pose a threat to his iron rule-has brought terror to many of Uganda's native blacks. THE GUN RULES In some ways the law of the gun has taken over. Robbers have no hesitation about killing their victims: the alternative is to run the i-isk of being identified and shot. Three Americans have been killed by soldiers in the two years of Amin's government, and the white community's general wealth makes it a frequent target for robbers. Disorder has cut, the number of whites in the country to 5,000 from 11,000 in the last five months. But those remaining appear on the surface to have less to fear than then- black neighbors, despite hints from Amin that whites better walk on tiptoe if they want to stay. TORONTO (CP) - Credit cards are a convenience but what if you should happen to lose one or have it stolen? Each year, millions of dollars are recorded fraudulently on credit cards. No one is sure how much, but estimates are high. Between 1948 and 1970, the total consumer credit outstanding in Canada rose to $11.4 biuion from $835 million, a lot of it through credit cards. Most companies Issuing credit cards try to protect the customer who has lost his card. Usually, the card holder is held responsible only for purchases up to $50. Erma Despres, an air travel plan representative with Air Canada, says her company sometimes holds customers responsible for all purchases made on their card up to the time the company is notified. THE WAY IT IS "It's unfortunate," Miss Despres said in an interview, "but legally that's the way it is." Chris Mann, a sales representative for Diners Club (Canada) Ltd., says his company's card holders are insured against any illegal use of their cards over $50. After the customer has notified the company of the loss he is asked to sign a letter verifying that the card has been either lost or stolen. Neither of the companies investigate customers' claims and Mr. Mann admitted a " person "might get away with it" if he says the card was lost but actually continues using it himself "We don't conduct proper investigations but such cases are rare." Diners Club has considered the idea of using pictures on credit cards but so far there appears to be to many complications. Errol Markel, co-ordinator of retail credit for Gulk 01 Canada Ltd., agrees that pictures on credit cards would not be convenient. OTHERS USE CARD I feel safer here in Kampala "At present, a customer has than on 14th Street in Washing- the right to let others use his ton," said an American diplo- card. Pictures would make this United States, but again he is against this idea. "Banks warn their customers not to leave a sample signature available. The fewer samples of my signature I have in my wallet the better I like it." Gulf reserves the right to hold a customer responsible for charges made on the card until written noification is received that it has been misplaced. But usually this rule is applied with leniency. The company, however, does investigate to see who, if anyone, is actually using the card and if a pattern is spotted or collusion is suspected, the police are notified In 1971, Gulf lost about $303,-000 to fraudulent use of credit cards, more than half of it In Quebec and the Ottawa Valley. Gulf says less than two per cent of cards reported lost or stolen are ever used. The T. Eaton Co. Ltd. uses an electronic system to track down missing cards. Tim Paulson, a supervisor In Eaton's accounts department, says that about three-quarters of lost or stolen cards are found within a few days. Customers are not usually asked to pay for merchandise registered to the card which they claim they did not receive, but the store still has the right to do so. "We pretty well have to take the customers' word for it," Mr. Paulson said. Sweden's instant divorce plan comes under attack gun STOCKHOLM (Reuter) - A Swedish plan for instant divorce has run into strong criticism from the country's four Scandinavian neighbors. A seven-man parliamentary committee worked for three years formulating new laws which would make marriage virtually unnecessary in Sweden. EXTRA BIG TRADE-IN If your Inglis Automatic Washer is 20 years old or less, it's worth a substantial amount in trade on a new Inglis Quality Washer. For a quotation with no obligation drop in or call FAIRFIELD APPLIANCES and TV SALES COLLEGE MALL or 1242 - 3rd AVE.SOUTH Phone 328-9443 Phone 328-0082 mat. The full brant of the campaign has fallen on dissident soldiers, tribal leaders, potential political rivals, businessmen out of favor with Amin, and ordinary robbery victims. In an extraordinary admission that the terror was out of hand, the government last month published a list of 85 missing persons. It included Een Kiwanuka, a chief justice who was seized in his court and never seen again. "The government has investigated the matter thoroughly, but so far no evidence has come to light as to who arrested the chief justice or where he is," the report said. EDITOR SLAIN Other prominent examples in-! elude the editor of Munno, a newspaper established in 1903. He was found shot and strangled in January. The African doctor who performed an autopsy disappeared later. The vice-chancellor and student body president at Maker-ere University both disappeared during the week their school celebrated its 50th anniversary. When Amin celebrated the second anniversary of his takeover from Milton Obote, security was tight for the man who used to drive around in his own jeep with no bodyguards to sight. Just before the Jan. 25 celebrations, the government-controlled press. reported a gun battle with anti - government guerrillas, it said 10 men were killed. Military tribunals the same week sentenced seven men to public execution by firing snuad and Amin issued a retroactive decree making such trials legal. convenience impossible.' He said signature panels on credit cards are making a comeback, particularly in the New chairman appointed EDMONTON (CP) - Richard Anthony, 34, is resigning his post as the city's chief crown prosecutor to become chairman of the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, Health Minister Neil Crawford said today. Mr. Anthony has been chairman of the Canadian Safety CouncE's law and enforcement section for eight years. He was part of a three-man team which proposed that the federal government use breath analysis to determine legally when a driver's ability is impaired by alcohol. Mr. Anthony assumes his new post March 1. Prior to his ap-pointmnt the commission had two part-time chairmen. Marriages could be broken up instantly if both parties agreed. The present sysem-under which husband and wife are separated.for a year before the divorce takes effect-would be scrapped. The new law, whkfi would come into effect Jan. 1, 1974, would also make marriage itself easier. There would be no need to have the banns read in church or to go through a wedding ceremony, either in church or the registry office. Bride and groom simply would sign their names in a register. But these radical proposals came in for a barrage of criticism when the legal committee of the Nordic Council, an organization linking Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland, met recently in the Swedish capital. Rapeseed exports increased SASKATOON (CP) - Overseas clearances of Canadian rapeseed in the 25 weeks ended Jan. 24, 1973, were 24.1 million bushels - an increase from 18.2 million for the same period last year, says the Rapeseed Association of Canada. The association's publication, Rapeseed Digest, says 47.8 mil*' lion bushels of rapeseed were exported from Canada in 1972. Of that total, 30.1 million bushels were shipped through Pacific ports and 17.7 million went through the St. Lawrence Seaway. The digest also reports: - Western Canadian Seed Processors of Lethbridge has based a large tank for storage of rapeseed oil in Vancouver. Until now, oil was not able to be stored in port position. - Rapeseed planted on stubble in western Canada during W72 was almost double that of 1971. Stubble rapeseed yielded 3.5 bushels per acre less than summer-fallow rapeseed. - The Canadian Wheat Board has raised the quota on rapeseed delivery to crushing, plants from 20 to 25 bushels. Producers who take full advantage of the delivery opportunity will not be able to make further deliveries under regular.,, quotas, now 10 bushels, until; that quota exceeds 25 bushels.'. BIG WINNER RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Mayor Enio Inforzato of Bo-caina in Sao Paulo state says he has won the national soccer lot tery 11 times, collecing a total of about $1.3 million. His ad vice: play the lottery alone, make large bets and don't take advice on how to guess the results of the 13 weekly games on which it's based. Chickens die in explosion . \', i, i- ,'t,-| They don't just sit there like living-room ^4|' - spTa^iThey actually do things to keep you alert I .and relaxed. - - t �% The small of your back gets special attention,- because tBat*s where pain often start s. - , Nbte^efiye steel wires in the pack of the seat. 'At the twist of a knob, you can tune them to give you firm or soft support -% - A lever controls the angle of the back, from Ifefe ^P"^.1 to reclinirig. W$kg h can vary the'heigbt of our seats, too. ^^^;^^nd;|lnce''they--can also be moved forwards or backwards, you can adjust them precisely to your vital statistics. . If you have short arms and long legs, for example, move the je&t forward to reach the wheel, and raise it to make1 flfojr& legroom. So to Volvo's lon$Ksi of sane standard features (like four-wheel disc brakes, two different ^ undercoatings and a rear window defroster) l{c you can add yefcandther: -IK ;