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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, January 10, 1971 OVER AND OUT Ten-year-old Steven Tsujiura throws instructor Yosh Senda during o judo demonslration Saturday night at the YMCA. Mr. Senda in a black belt holder. Steven won the proficiency trophy as the outstanding student in the competition. He and his fellow judo buffs are preparing for the Lethbridge invitation judo tournament tchedulod for Feb. i. Competitors from all over the province will take part in the tourney. Ferguson Photo Economist seeking grain handling cost aids By RIC SWIHART Staff Writer REGINA Fanner delivery to inland government grain terminals was suggested as a method to lower the inflated grain handling costs incurred in tibe export of Canadian prod- uct. Frank Hamilton, economist for the Palliser Wheat Growers' Association, told toe annual convention Sat- urday the farmer should be ptld 10 cents per bushel to de- liver grain to Canadian gov- ernment elevators. Mr. Hamilton said a couple of the speakers at the conven- tion gave the 650 people "a snow job" when telling of the transportation systems. He said the grain transporta- tion costs are much too high. Some of the grain being ship- ped from terminals today was hauled by the farmer to a coun- try elevator "as long as five years ago." "He paid the total freight at should re- his invest- Mr. Hamilton said. He told the convention It costs about. per bushel to move the grain to export po- sition. that time and he ceive interest for He said the costs start with a 5% cent per bushel handling cost at the country elevator, with a 13-cent charge to move each bushel of grain to the coast from the government ele- vator. There is a charge for keep- ing grain for up to four years in the elevator, which is not uncommon, of 24 cents per bushel. There is a charge to elevate the grain from railway cars Into the government ele- vators and a 35-cent charge for terminal storage. The railway companies charge 10 cents per bushel for stopover and handling, for moving the grain through the various stages of getting it to the coastal port. Mr. Hamilton said the stop- over charge was the worst. He indicated it has increased to cents per hundred weight from two cents, and was In- creasing each year. He said the farmer should look at the grain handling companies as being hired help for the farm industry. "The farmer is the real he said. RCMP will continue to use informants, says official By LARRY BENNETT Slaff Writer The RCjMP make use of in- formers to aid and often shorten their investigations end plan to continue doing so. "We use informants, both paid and volunteer, and I hope every other police force said W. L. Higgltt, national "By giving the police infor- mation a person helps to sup- port the laws of his said the commissioner. "It is hard to understand why the people protected by the po- lice become concerned and worried when a constable asks them for information." He said investigation proce- commissloner of the RCMP injdures naturally require asking an interview from Ottawa. T think the title 'informer' or 'informant' has developed bad connotations that it does not really he said. "An Informant is really nothing more than a person meeting his responsibility of citizenship. United Appeal short of money Some social and agencies dependant research on the United Appeal for a portion of their operating fund may re- ceive less money than expected unless the public purses opens more. The United Appeal fund, with its collection objective of 741, has to date received slight- ly more than says ap- peal executive director Jim Smith. The United Appeal will con- duct an intensive letter-writing campaign in an effort to draw out further donors and meet its objective. Mr. Smith said no decisions have yet been made as to how much individual agencies are to receive. The United Appeal constitu- tion allows directors to decide which much. 'It's arithmetic" on how much var- ious agencies get, he said. If the objective isn't met there will be less money for United Appeal dependant groups. "We haven't been over the top in three Mr. Smith said of the sagging interest for United Appeal. agency will get how a matter of simple questions of many people. "There are occasion, when paying a nominal price for in- formation could save taxpayers the cost of a lengthy investiga- ZE 50000 really tvorks Zenith 50000, new tele- phone response system recent- ly introduced to southern Al- berta by the ROMP, was re- respbnslble for a rapid police ac-1 portant or correct it be lion and assure its completion, which might otbenvide have not been he said. Previous ROMP policy ed juveniles to be paid for in- formation, but following a re- cent scandal in Eastern Car.idi the policy has been changed. "If a juvenile offers informa- tion to a member of UK force it will be accepted as It would be from anyone else nod to worth mil be determined by an said Cominli- sioner Higgitt. "If the juvenile continues to return and offer information, even if it is useble, his parents will bo contacted. "A member of the force would personally notify the juvenile informant's parents that their child has been freely giving in- formation to the RCMP. "In no circumstance would a juvenile receive rnonsy for in- formaton, no matter how im- lion early Friday morning A member of'the Nan ton RCMP said ail nil received on the Zenith system prompted a response which re- sulted in the questioning and possible future arrest of three Nanton men who had been in the process of creating wil- ful damage. Corporal Carl Wozniak of the Nanton RCMP detachment ex- plained the phone system is de- signed to allow persons in rural communities immediate tele- phone communication with the nearest RCMP office. "The electronic secretary in our office has a pre-recorded message which directs all after- hours phone callers to dial the operator and ask for Zenith 50000 II they require help or information from the he said. The phone call Friday morn- ing was routed by the Zenith system through the Lethbridge detachment and back to a Nan- ton constable at his home. "Response to the Zenith call but it may have prevented a more serious crime from oc- said an RCMP spokes- said. GRADUATES! tarry M. tengyel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Lengyel has ns. cenlly graduated from basic training in the Canadian Armed Forces at Neva Scotia, tarry was born and ed- ucated in Lelhbridge and was a corporal In the Army Cadeti, o gunner in the 20th Independent stationed at Borden, Ontario Ihen lo the Army Base Hospital at Kingston where he will fur- ther his training in the medic Corps. ADVT. Protein grading of wheat won't be used this year valuation Day REGEJA Protein grading, new method of paying the tanner for better production, will not be introduced this crop year, according to Otto Farmers should choose REGINA The Canadian wheat board is to let the farm community choose the best transportation system, said Otto Lang, minister in charge of the board. "The benefits of a change to the system will be theirs as would any problems." he told 850 people to the second annual Palliser Wheat Growers' Association annual convention. Mr. Lang said there is a clear need for more grain handling facilities, especially in the area of clean grain handling facilities. He said a new method is being tested in Thunder Bay which "may have something new to help the industry." He said the Palliser Wheat G r o w e r s' Association was working in the right direction-trying to get the job done by getting at the root of the minister hi charge of the Canadian wheat board. Addressing the second annua Palliser Wheat Growers' Association annual meeting, Mr Lang said it was hoped the new system would be introduce! during Hie 1971-72 crop year. The plan would basically pay farmers a bonus for producing high protein wheat on the theory that high-protein grain will be easier to sell on the world market. He indicated the new system would be worked into the present quota system, "but now feel it won't come for a longer time." Technical and mechanical difficulties were stressed as the holdup to the introduction ol the new scheme. The grain from each fanner would have to be tested at the initial delivery point the country elevator so machines would have to be installed at each in getting machines which can lest grain accurately in a short period ol time is the drawback. Mr. Lang said a new type ol machine was now being tested at some country points and it was showing good signs of being what the wheat board requires. "The board is consolidating things now which are he said, "but the quota system will be left as is for the time being." hike planned About 35 members of the Lethbridge militia will refresh their knowledge of Arctic survival techniques in a two-day winter manoeuvre Jan. 15 and 16. The survival camping session will be held in the Crowsnest Forest reserve near Wetf, Castle Resort, about 21 miles southwest of Pincher Creek. Following forest reserve rules, militiamen participating in the exercise will carry no lirearms. Each man in the camping session will be equipped with complete Arctic survival gear including white nylon winter camouflage coveralls and white face masks. Equipment will also include specially designed and Canadian-developed and manufactured tungsten aluminum snow shoes and toboggans, 1 o a d ed with live and 10-man tents, cooking gear and special tools designed for heavy snow conditions. Each man will cany a survival battle pack, which will contain food rations, extra cloths, a multiple-layered down sleeping bag and personal sanitary gear. A militia spokesman said each nun will be assigned a specific duty, and will be ex-Jcded to carry it out during :he entire trip. All ot the survival gear, equipment, tents and rations were designed, tested and manufactured in to speak The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs resumes its series of noon luncheons Thursdays at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Featured speaker will be Scott McKinnon, youth worker with the provincial department ot culture, youth end recreation who will discuss youth and its needs in Lethbridge. The luncheons are open lo all Interested persons in FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE! HAIG CLINIC Is Pleased To Announce KENNETH W. HOLT, M.D. fias joined the staff in the Department of Family -What to It Two Valuation Days have been announced as part of tax reform. The first, December 22nd 1971. applies to certain, publicly traded shares and securities. The second, December 3Ist 1971, is for other properties. Most taxpayers will not be affected by Valnation Day. This is explained in a booklet which will be mailed to all taxpayers within the next few weeks. However, if you own publicly traded shares or securities, you should also obtain the publication "Publicly Traded Shares and You caa get it from your District Taxation Office or by writing lo: Taxation Distribution Centre P.O. Box 8489 Ottawa K1G 3L5 This booklet tells you whether December 22nd 1971, is the Valuation Day for any shares or securities you own. In most instances, it lists a Valuation Day value. Information on tax reform in general will also be sent to you within the next few weeks. ;