Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, February THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD -3 Milk, hog producers get help EDMONTON (CP) A temporary incentive program for the hog and milk production in Alberta was announced Wednesday by Dr. Hugh Homer, minister of agriculture. Dr. Homer said the program was temporary because Alberta expects the federal government to come up with a national stabilization policy in the near future. The program is in response to rising costs of production and is expected to cost up to million, he said. The program is based on a 100 pound unit of feed as related to a 100-pound unit of product. The government will contribute 75 cents per 100 pounds of dry feed for both dairy and hog producers, with the result that producers likely will receive an average of per hundred more, depending upon the final mechanics by which the program is implemented. Dr. Homer said that since the fall of 1973, hay prices, 'have increased about 67 per cent and barley prices about 100 per cent. Liquor, gambling in schools EDMONTON (CP) The Edmonton public school board yesterday passed regulations allowing liquor service and games of chance in schools on a trial basis until July 31. Trus.tees decided the trial period would be evaluated fully at a board meeting Aug. 27, when trustees will decide whether drinking and bingo in schools outside classroom hours will be allowed permanently. Liquor service and games of chance in the trial period will be allowed only for non-profit community groups. Canadian ministers satisfied GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather Sign of the times Cars and trucks whiz by this highway sign out- side Hull, Que., which shows that Chapeau, Que., is 151 kilometres (about 93 miles) away. The Quebec department of highways is installing the signs to familiarize drivers with the metric system. SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET Lethbridge f Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Grande Prairie Edmonton Banff Calgary Victoria Penticton Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina Winnipeg 4 Toronto. Ottawa Montreal St: Halifax Charlottetown Fredericton Chicago New York Miami Honolulu Mexico City Las Vegas Phoenix Athens Rome Paris London Berlin Amsterdam Moscow Stockholm Tokyo FORECAST: Lethbridge, Calgary Today, cloudy periods with gusty west winds spreading eastward, highs 35-40. Lows near 20. Friday, mainly sunny with brisk west winds, highs near 40. Medicine Hat Today, mainly cloudy, winds southwest 15-20, highs near 30. Lows near 15. Friday, mainly sunny with brisk west winds, highs 35-40. Columbia, Koutenay Cloudy today and Friday. A few periods of rain or wet snow, mainly in the Columbia district. Windy at times. Highs both days, 35 to'40. Lows tonight, 25 to 30. East Kootenays plan outlined MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy and mild today and Friday. Windy along the east slopes. Scattered snow today. Warmer tonight and Friday northeast portion. Highs today 40s except 30 to 40 northeast. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Highs Friday 40 to 55 all sections. West of Continental Divide Scattered rain and snow showers today increasing tonight and Friday. Highs both days 35 to 45. Lows tonight 25 to 35. MISKIN SCRAPERS Easy Lniiii iri Accinti 4.8 Yirti or 7 Yards Usi Your WhMi Tnclor to Uvri Land or Dig Be aura to viatt our display area at AG-EXPO, March 5th thru March 9th. General Farm Supplies Couttt Highway Box 1202 Phona 32t-1141 VICTORIA (CP) Resources Minister Bob Williams outlined Wednesday the provincial government's plans to improve resource management in the East Kootenays, including the appointment of a resource, manager. He made reference to the government plans during a speech in the legislature in which he defended the NDP government's purchase of forest industry companies as being beneficial to the economy of the province. He mentioned the recent purchase of Kootenay Forest Products Ltd. of Nelson and said this would give the government greater control over the environmental problems of the area. He said the environment of the East Kootenay area was being threatened by the forest industry, which was having a detrimental effect on the wildlife in the area. In some sections conflicts were developing between members of various government departments, such as agriculture, wildlife and forestry, over land use. MANAGER APPOINTED To solve some of this resource conflict, the government was taking a number of steps, he said, the first of which would be the designation of the province's first wilderness reserve in the Purcell Mountain area. He said it would be about 300 square miles in area. Secondly, be said, an independent resource manager for the Kootenay -area would be appointed and stationed in Nelson. His job would be to iron out some of the conflicts 'between the various 'government departments. Mr. Williams also said that all logging in the high-elevation areas of the Purcell Mountains would be phased out. Also, five-year plans for logging in the Nelson district would be required and logging road construction would be allowed only one year in advance of actual logging. AM A ROAD REPORT as of 8 a.m. All highways in tbe Lethbridge district are bare and dry. Highway 2, north, Fort MacYeod to Calgary and Edmonton, bare and dry to Red Deer. Red Deer to Edmonton has occasional slippery areas and areas of light drifting. Highway 1, east, Calgary to Medicine Hat and Swift Current, generally bare condition. Highway 1, west, Calgary to Banff, mainly bare ana dry. Banff to Golden, mainly bare with light snow in tbe Field area, slippery sections. Golden to Revelstoke, trace of snow with occasional slippery sections. Banff-Jasper highway has poor visibility due to blowing snow, sanding is in progress on the slippery areas. forts of eatrf: Times in Mountain Standard Time (Alber- opening and closing times: Camay 8 to S p.m.; Chief Mountain closed; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 bond; PorthiU Rykerts 7 a.m. raid! a p.m.; Wild Horse7a.m. RoosevJlle7a.m. to 11 p.m. Logan Pass. (Canada Castms kvan uwved oae konr earlier Jam. I wfeea Moataaa weat oa daylight ttas.) Firearms seizure opposed HELENA, Mont. (AP) The Montana legislature went on record Wednesday as being unalterably opposed to the registration and confiscation of firearms. By a 41-8 vote, the Senate approved a resolution that said, in part: "firearms are, always have been and always will be. very much a part of the way of life in the great State of Montana." The measure, which had earlier passed the House by an 80-13 vote, also states: "the private ownership of firearms, including handguns, is the last line of defence against the criminal element." The resolution was spurred by Ihe August. 1973. report of the national advisory commission on criminal jus- tice. standards and goals. Among other things that report advocated the confiscation of all privately owned hand guns. The resolution will be forwarded to the president and vice-president, Montana's Congressional delegation and all other State legislatures. Mayor stakes civic career on Games vote EDMONTON (CP) Mayor Ivor Dent of Edmonton said Wednesday he will resign as mayor if Edmonton voters reject the 1978 Commonwealth games, provided the vote is held March 20. The mayor said the name petition presented recently by the Edmonton Taxpayers' Association contained enough valid signatures to force a vote on the city's proposed million expenditure for facilities for the games. "I the Games are so vital that if we don't succeed and the citizens turn down the plebiscite, then I'm finished as mayor." Mayor Dent said, despite his commitment, that he is convinced voters will pass the plebiscite approving the Games. He called a special council meeting for Monday, when he will ask aldermen to set the plebiscite for March 20. If council doesn't approve the early vote, the mayor said, he will not tie his political future to the plebiscite result. He said delaying the plebiscite to the regular civic election in October would mean lost construction time and rapidly escalating costs that could make it possible to keep costs within currently proposed figures. To step down VICTORIA (CP) Hugh Farquhar will retire as president of the University of Victoria on June 30. WASHINGTON Canadian government voiced satisfaction Wednesday with the international oil conference agreement to seek joint and co-operative action among the delegate countries and with oil producers. The communique issued by the 13 participating countries, worked out after prolonged negotiations, called for establishment of a co- ordinating committee to supervise measures by existing organizations and to arrange a meeting with producing states as soon as possible. Finance Minister John Turner told reporters "the necessary political impetus has been given" to solve balance of payments problems caused by rising fuel prices and to aid poor countries unable to cope with the price pressure. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp described the conference as "a very considerable success." Agreements to establish the co-ordinating of officials and to meet with producers are "very substantial accomplish- Sharp said. FRANCE STAYS OUT But the communique issued by the conference reflected the lingering opposition of France to establishment of the co-ordinating committee with a clause noting that France is not committed to participate. Turner said the co- ordinating committee proposed by the United States and backed by Canada satisfies the Canadian request for follow-up action from the conference. Sharp said the communique was based on a U.S. draft "quite considerably modified." France had proposed that future measures to co- ordinate policies be left to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) a Paris-based group of 24 industrialized countries. The U.S. draft originally called for a second conference of oil-consuming countries before meeting the oil producers. DOUBLE DISTILLED r CANADIAN WHISKY 1T TASTES LIKE IT SHOULD COST MORE... BECAUSE IPS DOUBLE f DISTILLED. DOUBLE DISTILLED TIED AND DISTILLED BY CANADIAN DISTILLERS LIM CARPETS BARRYMORE100% NYLON Rubber Backed. Easy to install. Choose from 220 yards Off White; 240 yards Gold; 190 yards Tangerine; 80 yards Green; 120 yards Brown; 100 yards Red. Regular Sq. Yd. 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