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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, February 26, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 27 Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Finance Minister John Turner offered little hope yesterday for an immediate decline in con- sumer loan interest rates despite declines in the rates banks charge their best cor- porate customers. Questioned in the Commons Turner declared that when the bank prime rate rose four points, the cost of consumer credit went up only by about one to 1.5 points. "In other Turner told the the con- sumer loan rate moved far more slowly up, and it will Four top banks reduce loan rate TORONTO (CP) Toronto Dominion Bank announced to- day it wants to get a "clearer picture of market develop- ments" before following other major Canadian banks in reducing prime interest rates. The bank's prime rate to its most credit-worthy customers currently is per cent. Four other banks reduced their prime lending rates to nine per cent in the last 24 hours. in a statement, Toronto Do- llank revenue up VANCOUVER (CP) The Bank of British Columbia reported revenue of million for the first quarter ended Jan. compared "with million for the same period of 1974. The bank reported total assets increased to from million as of Jan. 31, a 51 per cent growth' rate. A. E. Hall, chairman and chief executive officer, said earnings for the full year can- not be predicted because of unemployment and uncertain economic conditions. minion said both its prime and mortgage rates are under re- view. "We expect to have a further announcement when a clearer picture of market developments over the next few days is available." Toronto Dominion, however, announced it will decrease the rate of interest paid on premium savings ac- counts to per cent, effec- tive March 1. The Bank, of Nova Scotia earlier today announced a reduction in its prime rate to nine per cent from 9% per cent, following the action of the Royal Bank of Canada, the Bank of Montreal and the Mercantile Bank. BILLION PLANT PITTSBURGH (AP) Na- tional Steel Corp. says it plans to build a billion steel plant near Gary, Ind., and equip it with the latest pollution con- trols. "We intend to build the cleanest plant that has ever been constructed in this coun- try." George Stinson, top ex- ecutive of the nation's third largest steelmaker said. move more slowly down. Turner indicated that much tbe same thing Has happened on small business loans. He said the chartered banks had adopted a preferred rate for small business at his re- quest but, as interest rates come down, that differential diminishes. At the peak of interest rates, he said, the differentia) between the small business loan rate and the prime rate for other business was anywhere from 1.25 to 1.5 points. As the prime rate com- es down that preferential diminishes. Turner insisted it is not gov- ernment policy to restrict consumer credit. James McGrath John's East) urged that con- sumer loan rates' be pulled more into line with new prime lending rates as a means of lowering the inventory of du- rable goods that has been developing. "If the demand does not strengthen for consumer du- Turner responded, "the rate structure will reflect it." v The finance minister said the government does not in- tend to legislate a reduction in mortgage rates, because it wants to ensure a reasonable rate that will attract the amount of money into the mortgage market which, of itself, will start to reduce mortgage rates. Turner said he was primari- ly concerned with the differential between what the banks pay for the money they borrow and what they charge for the money they lend. "Those differentials have not Turner declared. The Herald- Business Stocks Miscellaneous Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal Midland Doherty Limited Steers on the loose These Steers had some short-lived freedom when a cattle truck overturned in Edmonton yesterday. They didn't get far before they were hitched to parking meters and telephone poles to await a second truck to take them to market. No decline in consumer loan interest rates near WESTERN OILS AND MINES Afton Mines Albany Oil Alia East Gas AlmiriBX Asamera Ashland Oil BP Canada Brenda Mines Cda South Cdn Ex Gas Cdn Homestead Cdn Ind Gas Oil Cdn Long Is Cdn Super Chieflan Dev Dome Pete Dynasty Nufort Res Giant Mascot Gibraltar Mines Granisle Gt Cdn Oil s Lochlel Ex Lytton Min North Cdn Oil Numac Oil Pancdn Pete Pan Ocean Petrol Paloma Place Gas Ponder Ranger Oil Scurry Rain Seibens Spooner Total Pete Ulster Pete United Canso West Pete West Decaita MISCELLANEOUS INDUSTRIALS Acres Ltd- Aquitaine BC Sugar c Pld Block Bros Canbra Foods Cdn Pac Inv A Pld Cdn Pacific Inv Carling O'Keele A Pld Calling O'Keele B Pld Comm Cap Corp Crestbrook Ind Crowsnest Ind Falcon Copper F S M Trust Co Genstar Home Oil A Home Oil B Hud Bay Co Hud Bay Oil Hud Bay Oil A Pld Hugh Russell Husky Oil Husky Oil B Pld Husky Oil E War Interprov War Interprov Steel Kaiser Res Kaiser Res War Loblaw Co C Pld Magnasonics 3.65 5.62 W 5.25 10.62'A 6.75 11.00 3.35 2.17 2.90 3.50 7.J5 .14 32.00 6.50 26.25 8.50 .12 .62 4.35 12.25 7.25 .93 1.00 4.60 11..3714 11.12V, 11.50 1.20 .66 .25 46 21.50 15.00 8.6214 .22 6.00 .60 7.75 4.65 17.37VS 12.25 3.05 3.00 29.50 14.75 19.50 21.00 1.90 3.45 26.00 6.00 4.90 17.75 23.50 23.00 16.50 25.62V4 31.00 52.00 34.25 5.00 1.75 7.50 4.65 25.00 1.85 Pacilic Pete Pe-Ben Oilljeld Serv Royal Trust Sandwell Teledyne Traders Grp Pfd Trimac Weslfield Min Weston A Pld White Yukon PIPELINE STOCKS Alia Gas Trk A Alia Gas Trk Pfd Alta Nat Gas Gaz Metro Gas Metro A Pld Inland Nat Gas N S C Gas NSC Gas B Pfd Trans-Cda Pipe TYans-Cda A Ptd Trans-Cda B Pfd Trans-Cda War WC Trans WC Trans War CALGARY Acroll Barons Oil N. Continental Western Warner VANCOUVER MINES' Bathurst Norsemlnes Cima Resources Dankoe Davenport Lornex Northair Mines Primer Pyramid Silver Standard Valley Copper INDUSTRIALS Key Industries Wardair OILS August Petroleum Plains Pete Stampede Int'l Res MUTUAL FUNDS All Cdn. Compound All Cdn. Dividend All Cdn. Ventures American Growth Fund A.G.F. Special Cdn. Investment Fund Eaton Commonwealth Eaton Leverage Eaton Int'l Venture Corp. Investors Corp Investors Stock Fund Dreyfus Fund U.S. Grouped Income Shares Growth Equity Investors Growth Fund Investors Mutual Mutual Accumulating Nat. Resources N.W. Cdn. N.W. Growth Principal Growth Royfund Templeton Growth United Accumulative Universal Savings Vanguard Toronto mines, industrials (Supplied by Richardson Securities of Canada) Economist expects potato prices drop to continue EDMONTON (ACN) North American potato prices are likely to continue to for the remainder of this crop year. This is the opinion of Marcel Mai'sonneuve, marketing economist with Alberta agriculture. He reports that total American Canadian potato stocks are 21 per cent higher than they were this time last year, and says that -even this year's high storage losses will not be enough to prevent disposition of stocks from forcing prices down. The demand for both processed and fresh potatoes is not keeping up with the supply, and pressure on the fresh market will increase as frozen processed storage stocks are filled. When the processors have completed their purchase of pre contract potatoes, they will riot be placing high bids on open market produce. Ac- cording to Mr. Mainsonneuve, potato offers from Washington State have been reported to be as low as HO a ton. He says Alberta's smaller than average potato crop in 1974 has helped to maintain some stability in the fresh market in this province. To of potatoes. Tough contract negotiations are expected in view of present potato price declines. Although production costs may justify contract prices of per hundredweight or higher, open market potato prices in Washington are below per hundredweight. This fact, plus ample processed stocks, are strong indications that contract prices are unlikely to rise this year, he-said. some extent processors buy- ing potatoes on the open market, transportation differentials from Idaho and Washington state and good service to wholesalers will act as a buffer against serious price declines in the next month or so. "The reaction .in this province to the downward price movement in Idaho and Washington has been Mr. Maisonneuve says, "mainly because prices here have been below or only as high as U.S. prices." However, since continued Cattle imports down declines can be expected in the United States, he expects Alberta prices to drop another 50 cents to 60 cents per hundredweight before the 1974 crop has been completely sold. He also forecasts a smaller Canadian potato crop acreage this year because the high prices that maintained the 1974 acreage have dis- appeared. However, the cut- dropped 45 per cent to their lowest level in a decade, the agriculture department reports. MINES Acme Advocate Asb. Akaitcho Bralorne Broulan Bethlehem Bovis Brunswick Can. NW Land Canada Tung. Cassiar Central Pat. Chimo Con west Cons. Rambler Coin lake Cochenour Craigmonl Dickenson Mines Denison Mines D'Eld on a Dome Mines Discovery Mines East Malartic Sullivan Falconbridge Frobex First Marltimes Giant Y.K. Granduc Hollinger A Hudson Bay A Hydra Ex. Iron Bay Iso Joliet Quebec Kerr Addison Key Anacon Labrador Lake Shore Langis Madsen R.I. Malartic G.F. Martin McNeely Maclntyre Mela Midrim Intern Mogul NuWest Homes New Athona New Calumet Noranda Northgate Norlex Pine Point Placer Dev. Pax Exp. Quebec Man Rayrock Radiore Rio Algom x Roman Corp. Sherritt Gordon Steep Rock Sunn in gd ale Tek Corp A Texmont United Canso Western Mines WH Copper Mines Wright Hargreaves Willroy Windfall Yellowknife Bear Zenmac INDUSTRIALS Abitibi Alcan Algoma Steel Atco Ind Agra Ind Bell Tel A Tel' Forest Suqar Valley Ind Ind Power Foods Cellulose O'Keele Gas Pfd Ind Marconi Vlckers 1.36 CPR Bathurst Gas Seagrams Bridge Textile Stores Pete Mobile Cdn Oil Motors Lakes Paper Gulf Oil Sid Walker A Erie Oil A A Nickel Pipe Grp A Iht'l Ltd Douglas A A Ferg Bloed Corp A B Cent Corp Co CDA Sears Can A A 1.75 Grp A Trans Mtn Pipe Can Pipe Carbide Gas Oil Siscoe Mfg A 20.75 Imperial Montreal Scotia Dom 13.00 54.75 11.1214 13.00 21.75 12.50 12.00 7.00 25.00 3.00 6.50 2.35 3.75 B.OO 17.75 3.40 13.25 9.62VS 16.75 27.25 23.6214 15.75 36.37V5 19.50 6.8714 17.75 26.50 24.75 1.50 7.25 37.25 16.25 15.75 5.00 42.25 25.50 26.87V4 28.00 7.12V; 10.3714 19.00 2.35 5.75 7.75 3.15 6.8714 14.75 15.25 23.50 46.50 17.00 16.00 7.75 4.10 9.12VS 13.12VS 10.50 16.00 8.1214 10.75 27.87V. 12.00 33.25- 11.00 11.00 19.00 7.S7V, B.37V4 3.70 6.75 23.00 21.8714 26.75 14.75 41.50 30.6214 Toronto market prices continue lower trend 19.50 3.60 24.25 5.75 4.30 11.12V4 4.50 .96 50.00 13.00 56.00 17.50 6.37V, 51.00 11.00 21.00 11.12VS 60.25 33.50 .95 22.25 2.40 .33 .05 .02 .15 1.15 .56 2.15 .60 4.25 2.25 .08 .06 1.75 7.00 .1214 .09 .72 5.08 5.44 2.16 3.77 2.05 4.28 12.55 2.89 2.63 5.40' 4.04 8.92 2.52 .5.35 10.90 5.10 .5.11 3.84 4.48 3.75 3.63 5.17 7.44 3.98 7.10 4.18 TORONTO (CP) Prices on the Toronto stock market were down slightly in light mid-session trading Wednes- day but losses were not as sharp as on Monday and Tuesday. The industrial index fell .16 to 183.04, golds 1.35 to 429.45, base metals .32 to 65.72 and western oils .16 to 161.05. Declines outnumbered ad- vances 147 to 121 with 154 issues unchanged. Volume at 11 a.m. was 000 compared with at the same time Tuesday. Bank of Nov'a Scotia dropped 1 to Vz, Aquitaine of Canada to Cana- dian Imperial to and Walker-Gooderham A to Cadillac Fairview climbed Vi to Cominco 14 to Vi, Bramalea Construction to Husky to and Stelco A to Camflo rose Vi to Dy- nasty Vi to 8Vz and Lost River 10 cents to United Keno Hill dropped V, to and Ag- nico-Eagle Vi to Ranger was up to Pan Ocean at and Peyto 25 cents at Trading was halted in shares of International Chemalloy before the opening at the request of the company pending further information. The stock lasftraded at Chicago markets CHICAGO IAP) Commodity-fu- tures prices generally drifted lower on the major U.S. exchanges Tuesday. Must markets lacked outside incen- tive early in the day, but after noon it appeared that widespread selling became the major issue and, in most cases, buyers were very scarce. The selling Was set off after it was learned that the middle eastern oil- producing states would continue to use the United States dollar as a basis for their dealings. When this news filtered down to commodity pits precious metal futures declined. Silver futures in Chicago touched the 20-cents-an-ounce limit, and in New York the fall at the close was about as much. Gold futures in Chicago and New York were down about an ounce. The U.S. dollar, meantime, advanced against other world currencies. In farm commodity futures, soybeans lost 16 cents a bushel, wheat and corn 6 cents. Soybean oil lost about 75 points and a tori. Pork belly futures lost nearly 1 cent a pound on selling linked to a weak cash market and increased inven- tories. Shell eggs were mixed at the close: movement of country eggs was good, but inventories heavy. Live-hog futures also were mixed at the close. Copper futures closed about 75 points lower, following precious metals sales: however, there'also appeared to be some reaction to Peru's decision to slow down exports of copper in the face of lower prices. World sugar was down nearly 2 cents a pound at the close, but the limit had been touched earlier on profit-taking and apparent speculative short- position moves. Cotton gained about 25 points but cocoa fell sharply. At the close of grain trade, soybeans were 10 to 16 cents a bushel lower, March 5.24; wheat 1 to 614 lower. March 3.76; corn 2% to8 lower; March 2.72; and oats 1 lower to Ite higher. March 1.59H. Grain quotations Tuesday: Wheat: Mar 3.76; May 3.7214; Jul 3.63: Sep 3.70; Dec 3.78. Corn: Mar 2.72; May 2.77; Jul 2.78H; Sep 2.69'A; Dec 2.5914'; Mar 2.65. Oats: Mar 1.59V4; May Jul 1.42; Sep 1.38Vi; Dec 1.42'A. Winnipeg grain WINNIPEG (CP) Futures prices continued to plummet in moderate ac- tivity through raid session Wednesday on the Winnipeg Commodity exchange. Thunder Bay rapeseed and flax eas- ed their daily trading limit, along with several scattered months in the feed grain category. Tuesday's volume of trade was 000 bushels of feed wheat, of oats. of barley. of rye, 93.000 of flax and of rapeseed. There was no trading on corn. Mid session prices: Thunder Bay rapeseed: May 20 Iower5.74; July 201ower5.79A; Oct.20 lower 5.79A-. Nov. 20 lower 5.60A. Vancouver rapeseed: Mar. 14 lower 5.8M: June 15 lower 5.85; Sept. 14 lower 5.77: Nov. 15 lower S..65. Flax: May 30 lower 7.40A; July 30 lower 7.20A; Oct. 30, lower 6.72A; Nov. 30 lower 6.60A. Feed Wheat: May 10 lower'.1.39A; July five lower 3.33A; Livestock Calgary CALGARY (CP) Receipts to 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Calgary public stockyards totalled about head, mostly slaughter steers and heifers lacking in condition. Trade was moderately active with both local and eastern orders evident. Heifers were lacking in condition with prices 50 cents lower. Cows met an in- different demand at prices to lower. Steers Al, 2 36-37.80, A3 34- 35.50. Heifers Al, 2 32.50-34, A3 30- 32. Cows Dl, 2 19-21.50, D3 IB 50- 19, D4 12-16. Feeder cattle were scarce, mostly short keep steers and heifers. Feeder steers over 750 pounds 32-35.50. Feeder heifers over 550 pounds 25-29.70. Feeder cows 15-21. No hogs sold to 11 a.m. Oct. six lower 3.39A. Corn: Mar. urh changed 3.20A; May 10 lower July unchanged 3.22V4A. Barley: May 2% lower 2.32; July two lower 2.30A; Oct. four lower 2.28A. Oats: May seven lower 1.56'AB: July Tit lower 1.54A; Oct. one lower 1.61A. Rye: May seven lower July lower Oct. ev> lower Grain quotes Tuesday basis. Lakehead: High Low Close Flax May 776 763 770 Jly 750 Oct 702 Nov 690 Rapeseed Thunder May 594 599 Oct 599 Nov 580 Rapeseed Mar 602 .Inn 600 Spt 591 Nov 580 May 229V: Jly 226 230 May Jly 232 Oct 232 May ]63'i 161 'A Oct 162 Corn basil Mar 320 May Feed May 349 338 Oct 345 Market trends MONTREAL (CP) Prices drifted lower in sluggish trading Wednesday on the Montreal Stock Exchange. Analysts said the market's lack of firm direction was due to the fad that a recent sharp decline in interest rales has ueen sliuwing signs of tapering off. Volume at a.m. was 283.800 shares compared with shares Tuesday. Banks dropped 1.80 to 254.24, the composite 0.25 to 103.93, papers 0.21 to 103.38 and industrials 0.13 to 185.86, while utilities added 0.08 to 139.81. Bank of Nova Scotia was off 7.'8 to Algoma Steel to Texaco Canada to Moore Corp. Vi to and Royal Bank ft to Among speculative issues, Bellelerre Quebec was off three cents at 91 cents on volume of shares. VANCOUVER (CP> Prices were down in light trading Wednesday on the Vancouver Stock exchange. Early volume was 87.920 shares. In the Industrials. Mercuria was un- changed at .08. Cypress in the mines was off .09 at .77 and Coseka in the oils was unchanged Curb exchange volume was Diana Explorations was unchanged at .22. Prices were down Tuesday in light trading. Closing volume was shares. In the industrials, Key Industries was up .02 at .08: Venture down .02 at -25; Newmark down .02 at Canterra up .01 at :30; EDP Industries unchanged at .04 and Bank of British Columbia really warrants unchanged at In the mines. Cypress unchanged at .86; Anglo Bomarc was down .OB at .77; Grandora unchanged at .39; Mark V unchanged at ?1.15; Colt up .01 at .67 and Skaist unchanged at .22. In the oils, Seneca Developments un- changed at Rand A up .02 at .80; Charleston down .01 al .32; Coseka up .20 al Payette International un- changed at .12 and commercial un- changed at .08. In the curbs, volume was shares. Deans unchanged at .65; Diana up .01 at .22; Tagus down .02 at .36; Dorchester up .01 at .20; and Mundee Mines down at .30. NEW YORK The, stock market swung upward Wednesday in some scattered bargain-hunting after two sessions of steep decline. The noon Dow Jones average of 30 industrials was up 4.38 at 723.56. and gainers held a slight over-all edge on losers at the New York Stock Ex- change. Xerox, the most active issue on the NYSE, lost Hi. to on top of ;t point slide Tuesday, when the Federal Trade Commission rejected a ten- tative antitrust settlement with the company. At tho American Stock Exchange, the market-value index was off .06 at 75.95. The NYSE's composite index of all its listed common stocks rose .17 to 42.26. Among Canadian issues on the NYSE, Mclntyre was iip Vt lo Dome Mines to 52, Canadian Pacific to and Massey Ferguson to Campbell Red Lake was down fe to Alcan H to and Internationa! Nickel to to Currencies MONTREAL (CP) mid day foreign.exchange selling rates supplied by the Bank of Montreal: Bermuda dollar 1.0200, China renminbi .5810 France franc .2410 Germany mark .4410 Italy lira .001620 Japan yen .003530 Mexico peso .0815 Spain peseta .0183 Switzerland franc .4175 United States dollar 1.0005 United Kingdom pound 2.44 U.S.S.R. ruble 1.3545 Quotations in Canadian funds. Hog prices EDMONTON (CP) Prices lo II a.m. Wednesday provided by the Alberta Hog Producers Marketing Board. Tuesday's prices in brackets. Edmonton: 50.35 Calgary: Nil Red Deer: 50.40 Lethbridge: Nil (50.521. Fort Macleod: Nil Hogs sold to II a.m. 81. Hogs sold Tuesday, average 50.46. Sows average, 36.30. Street prices Per bushel street prices Tuesday quoted by the Country Elevator Association in Calgary. FLAX ICW 7.04, 2CW 6.99, 3CW 5.54; RYE 2CW 1.86'.4, 3CW 4CW 1.56'A, Ergoty RAPESEED l Canada 5.62, 2 Canada 5.37, 3 Canada 4.12. Feed Grains, basis 43 cents CWT Thunder Bay freight rate. WHEAT 3CWRS 3 Utility OATS -1 feed feed 1.24; BARLEY 1 feed 1.95. 2 feed 1.91. Canadian wheat board selling prices basis Thunder Bay. WHEAT 3 utility 4.0414; OATS -1 feed 1.65, 2 feed 1.62; BARLEY 1 feed 2.50. 2 feed 2.4814. Those totalled head, compared with in 1973. Mexico and Canada provide .....nearly all the live cattle im- back is not expected to go ported by U.S. buyers. Some above 10 per cent because of are for breeding but most are the few cropping alternatives in the large production areas of Canada. In Alberta alter- native cropping opportunities, especially sugar beets in the south of the province, will probably force some land out animals ready for slaughter or for further fattening. Meanwhile, imports of live hogs from Canada jumped last year to a record head, more than double 1973 im- ports, the department says. New York (Supplied by Richardson Securities of Canada) AmrTST Woolworth 13.00 Anaconda Westrnghouse Elec 11.50 Beth Steel 30.37V, -U.S. Steel 49.12V; Chrysler 9.75 Gen Tel Elec 20.62V' Comsat TORONTO AVERAGES Duponl 98.6214 20 Industrials 183.40 up .20 General Motors 37.75 20 Golds 431.43 up .63 Gulf 20.12Vi 10 Base Metals 65.58 down .46 Int Harvester 15 Western Oils 161.73 up .84 Kenn Copper Volume 983.000 Montgomery Ward 18.12V, NEW YORK AViRAOES Sears 60.37V, 20 Industrials 721.68 lip 2.50 Exxon 76.6214 20 Rails 158.41 up 1.06 Texas Gulf 25.75 15 Utilities 79.14 down .41 Texas Co 25.37V, 65 Stocks 229.84 up .66 Wlx Corporation 10.87VS Volume Earnings THE CANADIAN PRESS British Columbia Packers Ltd., 52 weeks ended Dec. 29: 1974, 12.63 a share; 1973, J15.71. Camflo Mines Ltd., year ended Dec. 31: a share; 1973. J1.31. Canbra Food! Lid., six months ended Jan. 31: 1975, I748.000, profit, 29.3 cents a share; loss, 30.8 cents. Dynasty Explorations Lid., year ended Dec. share; 1973, J2.05. Harlequin Enterprises Ltd., year ended Dec. 31: share: 1973. D.H. Howden and Co. Ltd., year end- ed Dec. 31: 1974, 11.44 a share: 1973. 1626.869. Livingston Industries Lid., nine months ended Jan. 31: 1975, a share; 1974. Jl.516.000.85 cents. MacMillan Bloedcl Lid., year ended Dec. .11: 1974, a share; 1973. MDS Health Group Ltd., 12 months ended Oct. 31: 1974. cents a share; 1973, SI cents. Moore Corp. year ended Dec. 31: 1974, U.S. funds. a share: 1973, MPG hivmmtni Corp. Ltd.. six months ended Dec. 31: 1974, 12 cents a share; 1973, nine cents. Quehec-TeleplMM, year ended Dec. 31: 1974, f 1.80 share; W3, Rnyil Bunk of Citudt, three months ended Jan. .11: share; 1974. 92 cenu. Feed prices WINNIPEG (CP) Wheat board domestic feed grain prices Tuesday: 3 CW red spring wheat 4.74; No. I feed barley No. I feed oats 1.63Vi. Gold futures WINNIPEG (CP) Gold futures. U.S. funds. Winnipeg Commodity Ex- change close Tuesday. lOO-OUNCE CONTRACTS: Apr 75 I83.90B: Jly 75 188 OOA- Oct 75 19Z.20B; Jan 76 197 30A- Apr 76 201.00A. Monday's volume: 169 contracts. CONTRACTS: Feb 75 183.15A; May 75 IBS 90- Aug 75 189.90B; Nov 75 194.70- Feb 76 199.00A. Monday's volume: 68 contracts. Gold prices LONDON (AP) Closing gold prices Tuesday In U.S. dollars per ounce: London-184.25 Paris-189.10 Frankfurt-184.71 Zuritll-184.25 Hong Kong-181.17 Beirut-5940 dollars per kilo ON OUR R. R. S. P. (Rtgitltrid R.llr.rrwnl S.vinji The highest return available no administration charges. Open Saturday, March 1st. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. FimnrsAMirchiiitsTniitCo. 309-7H18I.8 Phom32S-5S4S ;