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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Freight hikes to hurt rural producers most Saturday, January 4, 1878 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 17 WHITE By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Rail freight rates are going up, but exactly how much and what impact they will have on Canadian consumers and in- dustry is the question in Southern Alberta. The first reaction from cat- tle sellers and grain buyers in the South is similar. The buck stops here. Taking a long view on the situation, all parties con- tacted by The Herald today and Thursday agreed any shift upward in freight rates to get food products to market would eventually find its way back to 'Pass scene Perched high above a valley in the Crowsnest Pass sits an original railway bed that helped tie B.d. with-the rest of Canada. The brick and stone bed is about four miles east of Natal on the B.C. side of the 'Pass. Hearings to take days in Cranbrook drug affair CRANBROOK (Special) Six days of preliminary hearings are expected to start in late February into charges of drug trafficking laid against nine Cranbrook people and a tenth person from Kimberley, following a region-wide drug raid by RCMP. The 10 appeared before District Court Judge David YAM AHA ORGANS New and Used COLLEGE MALL Phone 338-3694 Lunn to enter pleas and elec- tions. All but three have asked for a trial before a judge and jury. Two of the accused, Rick Marshall, charged with traf- ficking hashish, and Dale Ray- mond Jinjoe, charged with trafficking LSD, did not enter pleas, pending consultation with their Vancouver lawyer. Judge Lunn gave Marshall and Jinjoe two weeks before they will have to appear in court again for pleas and elec- tions. The preliminary hearings will be held to determine if there is enough evidence to br- ing the cases to trial. 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Batteries for all n The quality goes in bet LEISTE F. A. LEISTE Helping Paramount Thutn the cases will go before coun- ty court judge and jury some time in late April or early May. The first preliminary hear- ing will be held Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. and will involve charges laid against Gary Francis Lepine of Cranbrook. Lepine was charged Aug. 24 with trafficking MDA; Oct. 26 for trafficking marijuana; and Nov. 17 got trafficking cocaine. Don Niedermayer of Kimberley will act as Lepine's defence counsel. The preliminary hearing into the Oct. 21 charge against Erin Donelle Teneyck of Cranbrook will be heard Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. Miss Teneyck was charged with trafficking in hashish. At 2 p.m. the second hearing into an Oct. 28 charge of traf- ficking hashish against John Peter Scott of Cranbrook will be heard. Mr. Niedermayer will act as defence counsel in both cases. John Robert Daynes of Kimberley, charged Dec. 15 with the possession of mari- juana for the purpose of traf- ficking, will appear Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. for his'preliminary hearing with Mr. Nieder- mayer as defence lawyer. Daynes elected to be tried by a judge, without a jury. March 3 at 10 a.m. the preliminary inquiry into the Aug. 11 charge of trafficking LSD will be heard for Michael John Walkley of Cranbrook. Ken Stiedl of Cranbrook will act as defence counsel. Edward Walkely will appear March 3 at 2 p.m. for his preliminary hearing into an Aug. 13 charge of traffick- ing marijuana. Mr. Stiedl will be defence counsel. Vernon Gilbert Ladouceur of Cranbrook, charged with trafficking marijuana, will appear March 4 at 10 a.m. for a preliminary hearing with Mr. Stiedl as defence counsel, the charge stems from an alleged offence Aug. 31. The preliminary hearing into a charge of trafficking hashish, laid against Robert L. Hunter of Cranbrook, will be held March 4 at 2 p.m. with Mr. Stiedl as defence counsel. the producer of that product. Dayid Hyde, manager for Palliser Distillers Ltd. in Lethbridge, said distillers will have to "swallow" the freight rate hike. The firm can't change the price for corn, the key ingredient, because it is set by world demand. While he couldn't say how much the rate hike would cost because both United States and Canadian rail companies are used to bringing the ma- jority of raw product from the U.S. to Lethbridge, "it's cer- tainly going to affect our operation." And the distiller can't pass the increased cost on to con- South In short Completion wanted at Coleman COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Coleman town council hopes its new town office complex and library building will be ready for occupancy in July, 1975. Contractor Ed Flack Construction of Lethbridge has com- pleted the basement excavation and footings. It is hoped the base concrete work can be completed this month. It will house town offices and council chambers on the ground floor. The basement section will accommodate the Coleman Community Library and provide space for service rooms. Fernie getting grants FERNIE (Special) MLA Leo Nimsick has announced that grants in the amount of have been made to the City of Fernie under the B.C. Sewage Facilities Assistance Act. The amount is equal to What could be derived from a two- mill levy on taxable assessment in the city or to per capita. The money will cover sewage works constructed during the past year. The city will receive the entire sum by Dec. 31. Blairmore man wins contest BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Willie Sygutek won the Christmas home-decorating contest this year. Martin Ulrich was second and Myron Newman third. Judges were Mayor Er- nie Fantin, Jenny Reghenas and Helen Rojek. Taber department gets radios TABER (HNS) The Taber Fire Department is now equipped' with a two-way radio system which will permit :ommunication between the fire hall and any of the lepartment's vehicles in case of emergency. The new Motorola equipment has an operating range of approximately 20 miles and provides communication between the fire hall, the ambulance, the municipal district pumper unit, and the town fire truck. The base station at the fire hall is rated at 55 watts, while the mobile units have an output of 30 watts each.. A feature which can be added to the system is a pager en- coder whereby volunteers can be contacted en masse or in- dividually, depending, on the type of emergency. Tax sale slated TABER (HNS) Seven quarter sections of tax recovery lands are being offered for sale by the Municipal District of Taber, for which sealed applications will be received at the MD office up to 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 1975. Reserve bids have been set up, and improvements are ex- cluded from the sale. A10 per cent cash payment is to be includ- ed with the application, and time sales will be at a one above prime interest rate. The properties are located in the N.E. and S.E. of Sec. 33- 13-17-4, the N.W. of Sec. 22-15-18-4, the S.E. and S.W. of Sec. 27- 15-18-4, and the N.E. and S.E. of Sec. 28-1548-4. Appeal missed mark, set record CRANBROOK (Special) Under the chairman ship of Hugo Hess, the Cranbrook United Appeal received in 1974 cash and pledges, the highest tally ever reached. It fell short of its objective. The fund meets the needs of 13 major health and assistance agencies, excluding the cancer society, heart fund and the Salvation Army which have individual campaigns. There was in cash donations; from bank ac- count pledges; from payroll deduction pledges; and sundry donations of The annual membership meeting will be held in March to study budgets of participating agencies. Driver training contemplated CLARESHOLM (HNS) The Willow Creek school division board has decided to survey three high schools in the division to determine how many students are interested in taking a driver training course at a cost of Ralph Spicer of the Alberta Motor Association told the' board the AHA will provide instructors and vehicles for eight hours driving and 12 hours observation at a cost .of per student. The board would be required to provide 30 hours of classroom instruction. Students will be notified that upon completing the course they are eligible for a reduction of up to 40 per cent in their in- surance premiums. Library service brief slated CLARESHOLM (HNS) Willow Creek school division superintendent Dr. Alan MacLeod will prepare a brief on library services here. It will be presented to the provincial government in regard to the Downey Report on library facilities. To be included in the local brief is the concept that "equity" throughout the province requires at this time the allocation of greater funds to rural areas. Rural areas need to catch up with cities in the level of library service. The brief 'will support the proposed provincial library network provided that 50 per cent of the funds allocated are spent at the local level. sumers because the selling price for liquor is government-controlled. A large cattle feeder and livestock dealer from Lethbridge said, "It's going to hurt like hell." PRODUCER PAYS He said the producer is go- ing to pay the "whole shot. He can't help it." And he feels the large chain stores will use the price increase in freight rates as a lever for higher beef prices for the consumer while producers are receiving lower prices for the live animals. He feels packing plants will only be a middleman in the latest price increase, forcing producers to accept less for their animals. Many cattle from Southern Alberta are now shipped to packing plants in Eastern Canada because of the higher price being paid. This likely won't change, said the dealer. He feels local packers will simply tell producers the freight rate increased 30 per cent so they have to pay 30 per cent less for the cattle. Even with a 30 per cent freight hike, it will pay to ship animals to Eastern Canada. Howard Haney of Picture Butte, a large cattle feeder, said this morning if the. rail freight rate is increased as much as 30 per cent as predicted by some segments of the industry, it will cost producers more per train car load of cattle. This amounts to per hundred pounds on a pound rail car load of cattle or about per animal. John Carnine, manager of Dri Land Feeders at Warner and secretary for Alberta Barley Growers Service Ltd., said the increased freight rate will put Western producers at a disadvantage with those in Eastern Canada. PORK LESS AFFECTED The hog industry expects no difficulty from the freight rate for the next few months. Ed Schultz of Edmonton, secretary of the Alberta Hog Producers Marketing Board, said Thursday little pork product is moving by rail at the present time. But as sur- pluses build and more product has to move from Alberta to other markets, the cost to move that product will have more impact on the total hog industry. He said the majority of the pork now moving goes by truck but increased rates in the trucking industry will boost costs in this area. Mr. Schultz feels it will be .February or March before the full impact of the rail freight rate increase "shake into true perspective." Rod Chernos, poultry specialist with the Alberta department of agriculture in Lethbridge, said the rail freight rate increase will have direct impact on the poultry industry. He said the majority of poultry products are moved by truck, some by company- owned trucks, lowering the effect of higher freight charges. The majority of the chicks are flown to market. Adding to the problems of cattlemen in Southern Alberta is a trucking rate increase by livestock haulers in the South. UP PER LOAD The increase amounts to about per load for livestock moved throughout Alberta. Increased costs of operation, not the allowed freight increases for Canada's 'rail companies, was cited as the reason for the increase. A representative of the .haulers said this morning, "There has been no static at all from the industry." He said fuel costs have increased 10 cents per gallon, tires have doubled, truck and trailer costs have increased per unit arid wages are constantly increasing. Under the old schedule of fees, it was cheaper to leave the truck in Uie garage at he said. The Canadian transport commission Tuesday allowed rail freight rates on domestically-shipped grain, meat and building materials to increase 10 to 15 per cent immediately. Similar increases will be allowed March 1 following negotiations between CP Rail, Canadian National Railways and the provinces. The railways had requested an'increase of 25 per cent on a quarter of all goods shipped by rail. 318-6th St. South Phone 329-3646 Lethbridge, Alberta PRESCRIPTION SERVICE AVAILABLE Specials in Effect until Saturday, Jan. CORICIDIND 100's SUPPOSITORIES 24's 1.69 LOVING CARE Hair Color Lotion 4 oz. .79 ANACIN 200's HIGHS 3 Pair for .88 DRISTAN 24's 3.5 oz. .57 CLAIROL CONDITION 4 oz. jar or 6 oz. Instant SPRAY 5oz. 2.19 NARAN Concentrate, 4 oz. Shampoo, 7 oz. .69 PARDEC LIQUID 1602. 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