Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
hbrgory 10, --THI IITHMIDCI HHAtD 19 Protest of new Alberta meat plants subsidization by government urged CALGARY (CP) Govern- ment subsidization of new packing plants in Alberta should be strongly protested as misuse of taxpayers' money, the president of the Meat Packers Council of Canada said Tuesday. A. J. E. Child of Calgary said the industry is plagued by ex- cess capacity and subsidization of new plants is financially un- sound and detrimental to exist- ing industry and jobs. Mr. Child, who is also presi- dent of Bums Foods Ltd., was speaking at the closing day of the Heat Council's annual meeting. "In the case of two of the DAMAGE SCENE IN IOS ANGELES Policeman views oamage to a downtown Los Angeles building in Tuesday's strong earthquake. It was the strongest southern Califor- nia quake !n> years. Several persons were killed. new Alberta plants substantial assistance is being given and in the case of the third a very large loan has been prom- ised by an agency of the Al- berta government. 'So far as I know, there has been no feasibility study by her government before this assistance was granted. Under hese circumstances our indus- try has a right and a duty to protest this use of the taxpay- ers' money." The packing industry in Al-j berta has a capacity of cattle a week, he said, but the supply averaged a week in 1970. Despite record volumes of logs, some bad to be imported 'ram Saskatchewan and these 'acilities would run at half ca- >atity this year. The new plants not meet any new need and would only take supplies from exist- ing plants, he said. Earlier, 300 delegates were told beef consumption would increase by one-third to about three billion pounds a year by 1980. F. E. Payne, director of the livestock division, production and marketing branch, federal department of agriculture, said rising income levels, popula- tion growth and consumer pref- erence for beef would aid the market expansion The result would be the ap- pearance of several forms of integrated beef feeding and processing operations. As profit margins were shaved, packers would make contracts with feeders "to guarantee quantity and qual- ity of supply." Animals would also be fed to specification on fat cover, car- cass weight and grade. The beef industry has ap- proached marketing back- wards in the past but soon "must start with the consumer and consider her likes and dis- likes, then work back to the primary producer." "Too frequently the attitude has been that the consumer should accept what the pro- ducer or processor chose to of fer." ALL SALES CASH OR CONTRACT PRICES WERE NEVER LOWER OUR STORE HAS BEEN CLEANED UP AND WE'RE BACK IN BUSINESS TO SERVE YOU! General Electric Appliances Philco Ford Color TV Berninci Sewing Machines A OUR ENTIRE STOCK Philips Stereo Admiral Appliances Admiral Color APPLIANCE TV CENTRE 319 7th Street South Phone 328-1673 Open Thursday and Friday till 9 p.m. Sun Rype; Blue Label................- <8-oi. tins 4 Dole; 14-oz .tins APPLE JUICE FRUIT COCKTAIL CAKE MIXES IMPORTED JAMS ft Maxwell Instant 1QQ Orange Crystals; Coffee Jang I Dole; crushed, sliced, A ft T. f Green Giant; Cream M Pineapple wc torn Macaroni J 89c Peas 4 95c Kidney Beans E 4 89c Pickles iar 89c Cookies 3 1-00 Chocolate Bars Robin Kood assorted Chivers; Strawberry, Black Current, Ginger Marmalade 9-oi. jars tf for 3 I-00 J for I 3 J n 79C FROZEN FOOD TV DINNERS BANQUET Turkey, Beef, Chicken each HASH BROWN POTATOES M McCains fl C 2-lb. pkg. L for olue'Villcige MEATS 327-5295 CROSS RIB Side Bacon by Chuck Roast ROAST ,99 Smoked Picnics .b45' Smoked Cod Fillets 59c Fresh Pork Butt Roast 49c 59C Sausage......_ ..Mb.trayPack59e Bacon MaPie.........Mb. PRODUCE BANANAS 'olden Ripe 61 Radishes Green Onions p 000 bunches mmtf 35' California BROCCOLI Serve with butter Ib. Valentine Cakes Valentine Cookies 40" Parkrhousee Rolls Apple Pies rah 65f Open Thursday and Friday till 9 p.m.