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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 18- THE LETHBHIDGE HERALD Thursday, February 28, 1974 U.S. TRAVEL TIPS EDMONTON (CP) Canadian motorists should avoid travelling in the United States at the beginning and end of the month, on weekends and in the evenings, the Alberta Motor Association (AMA) said Wednesday. The AMA said in a prepared statement that gasoline availability in the U.S. towards the month end is becoming more difficult, with the Atlantic regions and areas in the Pacific Northwest particularly hard hit because most service stations were not receiving their monthly allocation of fuel during that period. In warning Canadian motorists to anticipate inconveniences, the AMA said a survey of U.S. service stations showed 24 per cent were closed after 7 p.m. weekdays, 11 per cent after 9 p.m. weekdays and 22 per cent after 7 p.m. Saturdays. MELROE BOBCAT 1VONI 0 S MOST POPUI AH SKID STfCH LOADLF) Canada's economy booming despite raging inflation OTTAWA (CP) The nation's economy showed its greatest gains in seven years in 1973, a rise of 7.1 per cent in terms of real growth after deduction for the steepest inflation in 22 years, Statistics Canada said Wednesday. The report, coinciding with the government's speech from the throne, said "an extremely strong rise" in unfilled business orders showed the economy's expansion would have been even greater had it not been for shortages of equipment, some materials, skilled labor and manufacturing capacity. Prime Minister Trudeau, commenting on the throne speech, said the government would encourage more expansion to ease shortages and lower prices. "Gross National Product at market prices rose by billion, or 14.8 per cent, to reach a level of billion. This was the largest percentage gain reg- istered since the early 1950s, when expansion was associated with rapidly rising prices during the Korean War Statistics Canada said in its re- port on 1973. The gross national product is the sum of all private and government output. "The growth in GNP of 7.1 per cent, in real terms, was well in excess of that ex- perienced in any year since 1966. By comparison, real growth amounted to 5.8 per cent in both 1971 and 1972." the report said. It also noted that the nation's employment showed tlfe biggest annual gain in history and unemployment declined over the year to 5.6 per cent of the labor force from 6.3 per cent in 1972. Banfield prods farmers to grow more rapeseed One Bobcat handles scores of construction jobs! 26 job-proven, quick change attachments transform Bobcat into 26 kinds of construction specialist Bobcat does the heavy work the gravel, lumber and masonry hauling then quickly handles picky cleanup jobs. Indoors and out Four Bobcat models give contractors a wide range of capacities and power options to choose from. All models feature positive 4-wheel drive. 360 pivot turning, fingertip control and foot pedal hydraulics. The exclusive Bob-Tach system allows operators to change attachments in less than a minute without leaving the machine. For the price of a phone call we'll demonstrate how the Bobcat can save time and money on the kind of jobs you do. And we'll show you how it's easier than ever to own or lease a Bobcat. Call us today. C J EQUIPMENT RENTALS SALES SERVICE CALGARY (CP) The president of the Rapeseed Association of Canada Wednesday called on Prairie farmers to produce more rapeseed to meet the booming world demand. "The current rate of growth suggests we will be able to use 150 million bushels by said John Banfield, who is vice-president of Western Canada Seed Processors Ltd. of Lethbridge. The most pressing problem, he told the opening session of the association's annual meeting, is to persuade growers to increase production this year after last year's decrease. In 1971, the Prairie farmers seeded 5.3 million acres and harvested 100 million bushels of rapeseed but last year only 3.1 million acres were seeded and 55 million bushels harvested. Mr. Banfield said not many people realize that rapeseed crushing is "one of the faster- growing industries in the country and has achieved an annual rate of growth of 25.2 per cent in each of the last eight years." DEMAND INCREASING He said rapeseed, .used mainly in margarine, shortening and cooking oils, has captured 40 per cent of the JOHN BANFIELD domestic oil market and overseas demand 'is increasing. But despite the achievement in marketing, "we continue to be plagued with the.same problems will producers stay with the crop, what will the acreage be and how much can we produce." He said exports alone totalled 54 million bushels the last crop year and the domestic crush consumed 15.6 million bushels. One solution to the problem said Mr. Banfield, whose company operates the larges oilseed crushing plant ir Canada, is to increase tha yield per acre "not only to increase growers' net income but to reduce the competition of rapeseed acreage with the acreage of other Delegates voted in favor o: asking five organizations to rejoin the association. The Alberta anc Saskatchewan wheat pools the crushing division of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Co-op Vegetable Oils Ltd. o: Altona, Man. and the Manitoba government withdrew from the association in a difference of opinion over the open-marketing system in the recent rapeseed poll conducted by the federal government. Mr. Banfield said the withdrawals are regretted but "it should not lessen our resolve to be prepared to deal positively with the issues thai affect the well-being of our industry and its members." The association is hopeful that the current price of i bushel will bring in heavier rapeseed production thir coming summer, he said. Police chief dismissed Phone 328-4765 1410 2nd Ave. South Davis out of hospital Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. talks to newsmen outside Miami Beach's Mt. Sinai hospital following his release Wednesday. He had spent two days at the hospital, because of a gastro-intestinal disorder. Left is nurse Barbara Siddall who escorted Davis from the hospital to his waiting car. MEDICINE HAT (CP) Four city police commissioners told a news conference Wednesday they have dismissed Police Chief Sam W. Drader. Mr. Drader had held the position for seven years. Commission chairman Bob Reidy issued a statement saying the municipal police commission arrived "at a unanimous decision that they no longer had confidence in Chief Drader's ability to administer the police department." The statement said the chief was advised of the decision at a meeting Wednesday afternoon and his employment as police chief was terminated immediately. Mr. Reidy said Inspector John Judge would serve temporarily as acting police chief. Mr. Reidy. said the decision was made without consulting city council and added that he did not wish to elaborate on the reasons behind the dismissal. Mr. Drader was offered one year's salary, in consideration of his dismissal, said Mr. Reidy, who specified that an abbreviated investigation into the operation of the force had no bearing on the commission'? decision. The commission opened an investigation Monday under the police act but it was halted Tuesday when an interim court order was issued in Calgary. Chief Drader said at his home following the news conference that he was surprised by the decision. "I expected better he said. He said he was given no reason "other than they lost confidence in me." Announcing the FRIDAY, MARCH 1st illl O. Located at No. 416 -13th Street North Phone 327-7449 Res. 328-3523 The Lethbridge Herald think E. R. (ED) LILLEY We offer the following serwces Commercial Photography for the business community. Distinguished Portraiture Passport Photos no appointment hour service. Photo Sizes Fast Photofinishing with KWIK KOLOR hours service on by 10 beck by 5 p.m. on most film sizes. hour service on Stack and White Our Specialty Contemporary Colour WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Let us show you samples of our coverage. We are now booking for SPRING and SUMMER WEDDINGS. PART IV PICTURE QUIZ Identify this British political leader. 5 POINTS HOW 00 YOU RATE? 91 M 100 poMl TOT SCORE) W> M potnn Cnctant 71 to SO points -fawd. 61 70 Mr. SO or UfrtnT FAMILY DISCUSSION QUESTION What should be done to deal with alcoholism in Canada? STUDENTS YOUR NEWS QUIZ PARTI NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL .Give yourself 10 points for each correct answer. Author Union. was deported from the Soviet 2 Soviet authorities objected to his which tells of past horrors of Soviet prison camps. of Fate" Gulag Archipelago" Zhivago" 3 The ForelgnMlnister of (CHOOSE ONEi France. West Germany) accused the Washington confer- ence of 13 oil-consuming nations of being in- tended to create a "consumers' cartel" to gang up on oil producing nations. 4 Fighting between Moslem separatists and gov- ernment forces leftmanypersonBdeftdormiss- ing In the Sulu Islands, which are part of.. a-The Philippines b-Thalland c-India 6 Federal Health Minister. said that pulsory use of seat belts could cut traffic fatali- ties by 16 per cent. PART II WORDS IN THE NEWS Take 4 points for each word that yon can match with its correct meaning. a-sanctuary, place of retreat b-coral reef enclosing a lagoon c-group of islands in d-exile e-a mass departure 2-----atoll 3.....asylum 4.....exodus PART III -NAMES IN THE NEWS Take 5 points for names that yon can correctly match with the dan. Boell Barrett Yevtnshenko Cturan a-Sorietpoet b-goalie. Minnesota0 Fighting Saints c-Brittsh Columbia Premier d-WestGerman Foreign Minister 7 e-WestGerman author Examination! Valuable Reference Material for Exams. Scheel 225-74___________________________ ANSWERS ON REVERSE PAGE YEC.IOC ;