Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, February 26, 1974 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Dateline Alberta Mission goes to Mexico EDMONTON (CP) A two-day mission to discuss agricultural and industrial trade with Mexico will take Agriculture Minister Hugh Homer and Industry and Commerce Minister Fred Peacock to Mexico City March 2, it was announced Wednesday. The two ministers will be joined by other government officials, the announcement said. Joint livestock development ventures will be on the agenda. Following the Mexico City visit, provincial officials will spend four weeks in central and South America looking into trade opportunities there. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 28 8 Pincher Creek... 32 11 Medicine Hat 32 -8 .13 Edmonton 6 -10 .06 Grande Prairie 0 -15 Banff........... 31 5 .02 Calgary......... 13 5 Victoria.......46 40 .23 Penticton....... 44 36 Prince George 25 15 Kamloops....... 42 34 .02 Vancouver...... 44 38 .26 FORECAST: Lethbridge Today, mainly cloudy, occasional snowshowers in the mountains. Highs 30-35. Lows 15-20. Friday, mainly sunny, brisk west winds, highs 35-40. Medicine Hat Today cloudy, brisk south winds, highs 20-25. Lows near 15. Friday, cloudy periods, highs near 35. Calgary Today, mainly cloudy, brisk south winds. Occasional snowshowers along the mountains, highs 20- 25. Lows 10-15. Friday, cloudy periods, highs 25-30. Columbia Kootenay Snow decreasing to a few flurries this afternoon. Snow occasionally mixed with rain in the southern Kootenay district. Friday mostly cloudy with a few snowflurries. Highs both days in the 30s. Lows tonight 25 to 30. East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy through Friday. Warmer west and south today and all sections Friday. Windy along the east slopes of the Rockies. Showers in the mountains Friday. Highs today 40s west and south 25 to 35 northeast. Lows tonight 20s west and south teens northeast. Highs Friday 45 to 55 west and south 35 to 45 northeast. West of Continental Divide Occasional snow this morning. Scattered rain or snow this afternoon through Friday. Highs both days in the 40s. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Sure Weigh Scale 3000 portable, semi-portable and permanent stock scale Steel holding pen and transport Still at reasonable prices at... GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY BOX 1202 PHONE 328-1141 AMA ROAD REPORT as of 8 a.m. February 28, 1974. Highway 3 east, Lethbridge to Medicine Hat, has light snow with occasional icy patches to Bow Island. Bow Island to Medicine Hat is generally bare with snow on shoulders. Highway 3 west, Lethbridge to Fort Macleod and B.C. Boundary, packed snow on shoulders and through towns with occasional slippery sections. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Cputts. mainly bare and dry with icy sections and areas of packed snow. Highway 5, Lethbridge to Cards ton and Waterton, generally bare and dry with slippery sections. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton, generally bare and dry with slippery sections. Highway 2 north, Fort Macleod to Calgary and Edmonton, has packed snow on shoulders with occasional slippery sections to Stavely. Stavely to Edmonton, generally clear with packed snow on shoulders. Highway 2 south, Fort Macleod to Cardston and Carway, light snow with occasional slippery sections. Highway 23, Junction Highway 3, Vulcan to High River, bare and dry. Highway 36. Taber to Brooks, some light drifting. Plowing in progress. Highway 1 Trans-Canada East. Calgary to Medicine Hat and Swift Current, mainly bare with occasional slippery sections. Highway 1 Trans-Canada west, Calgary to Banff, mainly bare with occasional slippery sections. Banff to Golden, mainly bare with light snow falling and slippery areas. Golden to Revelstoke, one-half inch of snow continuing. Banff-Jasper Highway is mainly bare with light drifting around Ice Fields. Plowing and sanding in progress. Ports of entry: Times in Mountain Standard Time opening and closing times: Carway 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Chief Mountain closed: Coutts open 24 hours: Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Kingsgate open24 hours: Porthill-Rykerts7a.m. until 11 p.m.: Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Rooseville7a.m. to 11 p.m. Logan Pass. (Canada Customs boars moved one hour earlier Jan. 6 when Montana went on daylight Tough guy? Skandy II, first polar bear since 1971 in New York's Central Park Zoo, takes on a tough guy look, but what seems to be the stub of a cigar is a carrot the newcomer is munching. Skandy II comes from Quebec Zoological Park, is 14 months old and weighs roughly 350 pounds. The zoo says a mate will join him later. Feeders want prop for producers EDMONTON (CP) Members of Alberta Feeder Associations want the provincial government to insure that beef producers do not have to sell at below the cost of production.. its annual meeting Wednesday, the organization passed a resolution asking the government to "do something to resolve the price inadequacy." The province's 48 feeder associations have a membership of 2.600, accounting for 10 per cent of Alberta's beef production. Ken Davies, .an official of the agriculture department's animal industry division who supervises the operations of the feeder associations, said artificial controls are-not the answer. Expense account approved EDMONTON (CP) The provincial cabinet has approved a special warrant for to pay the cost of the government's involvement in the recent two-day national energy conference in Ottawa. Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely said was paid for researchers and secretarial help, for freight charges on briefing material and on travel costs, including hotel accommodation. Telephone calls between Ottawa and Edmonton cost and equipment rental was The 21 persons who made up the Alberta delegation also paid for entertainment, said Mr. Minielv. Western premiers find nothing to cheer over in throne speech By JOHN DODD SASKATOON (CP) A conference of the four western premiers Wednesday turned into an instant assessment of the federal throne speech, with the leaders of all four governments expressing some disappointment. The premiers all saw in the throne speech positive meas- ures aimed at Western Canada, but all said that they had heard such generalities from Ottawa before and would not be satisfied until they saw definite action. "It's a jumble of general- said Premier AHan Blakeney of Saskatchewan, host for the two-day meeting of the Western Economic Council which started Wednesday. "It's a political said Premier Dave Barrett of British Columbia, who added that the throne speech seems to point to the calling of a federal general election in June. "This may make our confer- ence more difficult since the throne speech is so said Premier Peter Lougheed of Alberta. SAY PLEDGES REPEATED The Saskatoon conference was called to assess federal action on promises made at the Western Economic Opportunities Conference in Calgary last summer. Some of the premiers noted that some of the federal promises in Calgary were echoed by promises in the throne speech. "The throne speech is not definite enough, to make in- telligent comment said Premier Ed Schreyer of Mani- toba. He added, however, that he is overjoyed to see mention in the throne speech that freight rates that discriminate against Western Canada will be eliminated. Premier Blakeney was less happy. "I felt the reference was in- adequate. It didn't say anything definite." Mr. Blakeney said the throne speech promised quick action on various social programs but "didn't convey the same sense of urgency" on freight rates. If any real progress was to be made in giving Western Canadians the same opportunities as residents of other areas, freight rates had to be dealt with at the same time as other programs. Premier Lougheed- was pleased the throne speech re- flected federal realization that discrimination against Swedish king downgraded STOCKHOLM (Reuter) The Swedish parliament over- whelmingly approved Wednesday a new constitution downgrading the monarchy and making King Carl Gustaf a ceremonial figurehead. 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