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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, February 0, 1974-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD The Herald Business Farmers advised increase wages By DOUG SMALL OTTAWA (CP) Farm owners must increase wages, improve working conditions and learn to handle employees more effectively if they are to attract sufficient farm labor, a Canadian Federation of Agriculture study suggests Without higher farm revenues, brought about by further increases in food prices, .however, current low labor supplies will deteriorate, farm operations will be pared down and food supplies will dwindle, the working paper warns. The study was prepared through interviews and ques- tionaires with farmers, farm workers and government officials and is designed to stimulate discussion at a two- day farm labor conference here Monday and Tuesday It suggests farmers regard their operations like any other business, planning campaigns to increase revenues with the help of marketing experts. But it also urges improvements in working conditions. benefits, personnel management, recruitment and the farm image to attract farm laborers ROOK TREATMENT The report also says many workers reject farm jobs because of the way they are treated by their employers. "Criticism concerns such things as being expected to ENGINEERED HOMES LIMITED work all hours and any hours because the farmer works that way himself, being treated as an inferior person, bad temper, terms of hiring which are hazy and may not turn out to be what the employee thought they were, lack of opportunity for advancement, insecurity of tenure and termination without notice." The paper urges farmers to "level with their men" and to give them as much information about the operation as "they can individually take." Bonuses, other incentives, "regular and prompt payment of wages" and other employment practices would encourage workers. The study says there is no figure outlining the actual shortage of farm labor, but that surveys taken over several months last year indicate a "continuing and intensifying shortage of workers." Currently, the number of paid farm workers varies from about 70.000 in January to a peak of 140.000 in July The total number of people who work on farms, including farmers and their families, is about 473.000. roughly half the 882.000 employed in the industry 20 years ago Beef price may climb CHICAGO oiiorqy By THE CANADIAN PRESS Layoffs of varying duration are affecting as many as auto industry workers in Ontario because of a drop in United States car sales and the U.S. truckers' strike Parts shortages resulting from the truckers' walkout have prompted layoffs running from a day or two to a full week at two of the Big Four auto companies in the province. More serious are indefinite layoffs totalling 2.600 workers, caused by the decline in sales of standard model cars in the U.S. The U S sales drop has been attributed to shortages of fuel and higher prices, charged for it The fuel "problems also have been the major cause of the sometimes violent truckers strike Only American Motors Canada Ltd. says it has not been affected by the softening US market "In fact, it's just been the says an AMC spokesman "We've been running our plants at .full capacity and all the overtime we can pack in." AMC plants at Brampton, Ont. concentrate on compact and sub-compact models, much in demand because of higher fuel prices both in Canada and the U S But AMC did get caught by a shortage of engines Tuesday because of the truckers strike and .had to send about 1.100 workers home They returned to their jobs Thursday Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd says it hasn't been affected by the strike of truckers but the "soft" U S car market is another thing About 3.000 workers at Ford's Oakville. Ont. plant, which produces standard and medium-size cars, were laid off at the beginning of this week They are scheduled to return Monday. About 80 per cent of the plant's production normally goes to the U.S a Ford spokesman said Thursday. Ford also has laid off indefinitely 120 workers at Oakville. 135 at St Thomas. Ont. and 720 at its Windsor. Ont.. engine plant The spokesman said that a further 150 workers will be laid _off indefinitely Wednesday at Windsor, bringing the total for all company plants in Ontario to 1.125 General Motors of Canada Ltd. also says it hasn't been hit so far by parts shortages But a spokesman said that if the truckers' strike isn't settled soon, the company could face shortages and resulting layoffs GM reports record profit Fire Salvage 1973 model 830 SPORTSMAN MOTOR HOME CROSSLAND PEACOCK LETHBBIDfiECO LTD 519-7thStS. SELKIRK HOLDINGS LIMITED DIVIDEND NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a quarterly dividend of ten cents 10) per share has been de- clared on the outstanding Class A non votintj sharps without nominal or par valiip m the Cap ilal Slock ol Company pay ablp on Ward. 29 1974 to holders of Class "A" shares of record at the close of business on March 15" 1974 By Order of The Board FTW Nash Secretary Toronto. Ontario February 5 1974 H. H. Smith Ltd. Customs Broker (MONTM HWC 424 OUHfl M3.8DSO PtoM 32I-1U1 MM24S4U COUTTS Home Office Phone 344-3822 IN EDMONTON! Stay At the RIVIERA THE HOTEL WITH MORE TO OFFER AND WE NOW HAVE COLOR TV For Your Convenience in Making Reservations CALL AND ASK FOR LONG DISTANCE ZEnith 0-7255 at no cost to you IVIERAI MOTOB HOTEIi 5359 Calgary Trail Edmonton, Alberta Phone: (403) 434-3431 Telex: 037-2510 DETROIT (AP) General Motors reported record profits Thursday of billion in 1973, despite a fourth- quarter downturn. The previous record was billion in 1972. Earnings on common stock were a record 34 a share, compared with the previous record of a share ip 1972. GM said Profit as a per cent of sales declined to 6.7 per cent in 1973 from 7.1 per cent in 1972, even though net income increased by 10.9 per cent. GM said. "Preliminary sales figures were a record billion, compared with the previous record billion in 1972. GM reported 1973 worldwide factory sales at 8.684.000 cars and trucks, compared with the 1972 record of 7.791.000 units FourUi-quarter sales were billion, slightly above the billion in the same 1972 period. Fourth-quarter earnings were million, compared with million in 1972. Earnings in the fourth quarter were a share, compared with a share in the 1972 quarter Sea strike 'a bonanza' LONDON (AP) The Bur- mah Oil Co has struck an oil bonanza in the North Sea in a field which may eventually produce oil equal to half Britain's current consumption. London's newspapers say. But a statement from Bur- ma h Thursday was more cautious. It said only that the find was "encouraging" and further drilling tests are needed. For 1 or 5 Year Term GUARANTEED SAVINGS CERTIFICATES Interact payable Monthly, Quarterly. Stmi-Annually or Compounded to Maturity. Member Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation FWMRS ft KRCHNTTS TRUST 309 7th St. S., Phone 328-5548 SAVE TAX DOLLARS SAVINGS PLAN NOW EARN 817 ON YOUR DEPOSITS NO ADMINISTRATION FEE CALL US TODAY Contact SCHWARTZ AGENCIES (1972) LTD. 328-3331 MEMBER OF CANADA DEPOSIT INSURANrE CORPORATION SCHWARTZ AGENCIES (1972) LTD. BARONS OIL LIMITED Showing great interest in Hard Rock Mining Barons OH Limited is holding a total of 48 mineral claims in the Northwest Territories, mainly gold and sifter One of these holdings was formerly owned by Mercury Gold Mines Ltd and is located 140 miles northwest of Yellowknife at Arseno Lake and contains 18 mining claims in a solid block. These claims were visited this summer by the board of directors, with prospectors and mining men. The crew performed an exploration program of sampling and trenching Samples have been sen! to 1he government assay ofhce al Yellowkrnfe. N W T Mr Horst W Wist, former- Jy senic> mme capfain with Giant Yefiowknife Gold Wines LJd. with 22 years of hard rock mining has been ejected So the Board of Directors of the com- pany, to assist m the development of company mining properties BARONS OIL LTD, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Registered Retirement Savings Plan CB' Now at HIGH INTEREST TAX SAVINGS Hi AMtistnthw Cktrtjts PLAN "A" SELF ADMINISTERED NOMINAL FEES FARMERS ft MERCHANTS TRUST 30f SL S., Phone 32t-554f Please send me information on Plan "A" D Plan 'B' D NAME ADDRESS CITY CANADA DEPOSIT JMSWRAWE OORPOftA 4OM SALES REPS OF THE YEAR BIRDIE SCHMITT ft HAROLD FOX The Miami Dolphins won the 1973 Super Bowl with a professional team effort. The whole team won, but Larry Csonka A Bob Griese repeatedly came up with the BIG plays. Schwartz Agencies (1972) LTD., had a great 1973 because of a professional team effort OUT big. consistent playmakers were Birdie and Harold. Instead of winning the game ball, they receive portable color TV sets as the reminder for their efforts They couldn't win without the support and backup of JTO whote professional "Action if you want real estate results, throw us the ban we are proud carry it! Call one of the "Achon Team" a'. 328-3331 ;