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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, February 26, 1971 Rail delays in moving grain slow ship export delivery VANCOUVER (CP) - Recent delays in rail deliveries of Prairie grain have contributed to a backup of ships in Vancouver harbor areas, waiting to load for export delivery. But port officials and Canadian wheat board spokesmen say grain is moving out of West Coast ports at close to capacity with prospects that February will be a near-record month for export grain shipments, exceeding 22 million bushels. Fifteen grain ships were riding at anchor in Burrard Inlet and English Bay Tuesday, while six more were under the spouts at grain elevators. William Duncan, acting port manager for the national harbors board, says that while the lineup is not as bad as it has been on occasions in the past, "it's more than I like to see." "Once a pileup starts it's very hard to get rid of it," he said. Smugglers killed TEHRAN (Reuter) - Sixteen Iranian drug smugglers were killed in a gun battle with police units, press reports said. OLD DAILY SLUMPS COPENHAGEN (Reuter) - One of Europe's oldest daily newspapers, Berlingske Aften-avis, first published here 222 years ago, will in the future only appear once a week because of slumping circulation The rail delivery slowdown, estimated at 3,000 carloads or five million bushels, is attributed to three chief factors: -The action of train crews in booking off sick to back their demands for a new wage agreement with the railways. -Severe weather conditions on the Prairies which restricted car loading. -Train derailments in the mountain canyons of British Columbia which blocked mainlines. POUTS CONGESTED In addition, says N. A. Hope, the wheat board's transport director in Winnipeg, congestion in overseas ports has delayed arrival of ships here as much as two months. "These vessels are now tending to arrive in bunches to pick up grain in Vancouver," he said recently. "We simply don't have enough berths at the West C�jst to handle all these vessels at the same time." Local shipping experts give another reason for the delays in ship arrivals. They say overseas buyers watch world charter rates closely and tend to delay chartering ships while the rates are high, as they have been until recently. When dry-cargo rates dropped, there was a rush by grain buyers to line up ships to pick up their Canadian grain purchases. Port officials say a total of 42 ships are expected in West Coast harbors this month. If they all arrive, grain shipments may approach the record of 24 Lions host 500 TABER (HNS) - Nearly 500 patrons turned out to the recent Taber Lions Club smorgasbord held in the community centre auditorium. Said project chairman Wally Beckman: "It was an overwhelming success. We actually didn't run out of food, but we did run out of variety, especially in the meat department. We know how to lick that problem next year." million bushels established in February, 1966. Shipments in January totalled 22.B million bushels, nearly matching the January, 1970, total of 23.6 million. Don McRae, president of the Vancouver Merchants Exchange, summed up the feeling of West Coast shippers: "We're always glad to see a few ships waiting here, but we don't like to see them waiting too long." EARLY START Dairy farming began in Canada when cattle were introduced into the country by French settlers in the early 1600s. Committee to study report Worth Commission report RED DEER (CP) - John Culhbertson, .president of Red Deer College student Association, said today that a committee has been set up to study recent recommendations of the Worth Commission on education. He said the committee was set up Tuesday after a meeting of about 30 of the college's students was held to discuss the commission's recommendations. He said a report that representatives from Alberta educational institutions had suggest e d the commission be scrapped was not true. The report said about 150 delegates from across the province attended the meeting. The meeting heard a personal opinion from one delegate that the com mission be scrapped, but no endorsation was given and no action, other than to set up the committee, was taken. The commission, under Dr. Walter Worth a former vice-president of the University of Alberta, was set up last year to look into all aspects of education in the province and suggest plans for education until the year 2000. Every hour you quit helps the heart f und on... FEB. 28th ^^f^^^^J^^^^1^^ � Here's how to help the Heart Fund without it costing you a cent! Simply quit smoking for 24 hours this Sunday (you'll probably be sleeping about 6 of those hours anyway!) Non-Smokers: Make a bet with a cigarette smoker or a pipe puffer! Sponsor him for a 24-hour non-smoking marathon to help the Heart Fund! It's "lights out" at midnight Saturday! After that, until midnight on Sunday - all smokers quit smoking. There are no check-points - you're on your honour. If you succeed you'll get an Achievement Card from the Heart Foundation. If you fail - you can still help - by "paying up" for all the hours after you started smoking! SUGGESTED WAYS YOU CAN HELP ON SMOKELESS SUNDAY: Smokers - get sponsors, by the hour or for the whole day - to pledge contributions to the Heart Fund for the amount of time you quit smoking. Non-smokers - persuade your friends to quit - and sponsor them. If they succeed, you pay your pledges to the Heart Fund. If they fail they can pay their pledges to the Fund for the time they smoked again. Or - if you prefer - instead of pledges - you can make a donation straight to the Heart Fund - pledge forms can be used for your donation. SMOKELESS SUNDAY is a "first" for Alberta! This is our chance to start something that could have heartfelt repercussions across Canada. Pick up your pledge forms at: All SAFEWAY Stores All branches of the ROYAL BANK of Canada in Alberta. ALBERTA HEART FOUNDATION THIS PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGE IS SPONSORED BY ANONYMOUS DONORS AND THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD ;