Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
34 THE LETHIRIDGE HERALD January 11, 1971 New need facing government Federal farm plans stalled in 1971 Western Briefs By DOUG SMALL OTTAWA (CT) Federal farm plans for the prairie industry, marketing and small farmer were side- tracked in 1971 by parliamen- tary storms, court battles and a pint provincial attempt to shape policy Two major farm Dim reached the parliamentary nail and stalled there. Plans to stabilize incomes in the prairie grains industry were withdrawn after long de- bate. Legislation aimed at na- tional co-ordination of farm goods marketing died on the parliamentary time-table. The provinces themselves respondent with a joint plan cantering a third federal ini- tiative, a program to aid smaller, poorer farmers to ex- pand their operations, retire or move to other occupations. Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson and his 10 provincial colleagues conferred for two days in late November and finally worked out a com- promise. The small farms program Budget chopped at Edmonton EDMONTON (CP) -City oUKil has approved an in- terim current budget of al- most (83 million. The figure is million less (tan that recommended by Hie commission board. ODCil reduced the budget by in amount which had been Included by the commissioners to take In population growth. AW. Ore Purvis said She city doesn't have to increase ser- vices, especially in a year when there is a possibility of of 14 mills in the property SNOW HURTS TRUFFLES MONTSEGUR-SUR-LAUZON, France (Reuter) Snow has hampered the harvesting of truffles here and forced the price up to a record J24 a pound. Tote southeast district is famous for the rare delicacy. with an allocation of fie mil- lion will take effect gradually in 1972, administered by joint federal-provincial agencies. Opportunities will be created for farmers on the economic borderUjw to expand opera- tions to achieve commercial success or to turn to other occupation. MARKETS NEEDED Looking into 1972, the fed- eral government faces anew a need for more stable farm prices and more export mar- kets to compensate for tougher competition In tradi- tional American and British markets. Aid is being provided for farm producers whose proc- essed products have been hit by the 10-ner-cent U.S. import surcharge imposed Aug. 15. Britain's anticipated entry to the European Common Mar- ket will confront Canadian products with higher tariffs. There are predictions of se- rious cash shortages due to continuing high production costs. Farmers 'in 1971 took in about billion, 31 per cent more titan year earlier. But depreciation and operating costs pared that figure to about billion, compared with billion In 1970. Farm economists forecast a further decline to billion in 1972. Much of the rocky road far federal farm legislation plans was laid by opposition party strength in the three Prairie provinces. Liberals hold 10 of Boy hangt self KANSAS CITY (AP) A 13- year-old boy wan found hanged Sunday in Be basement of his home. Police said family mem- bers told them the boy had been home alone watching a Western movie, The Hanging Tree, on television. Police said fee deati of Charles SUM was ruled a probable accident because the boy hod not beep depressed and left no note. Williams said me boy bad placed a mirror on a chair, apparently to watch his reactions. tie 45 seats, the Conserva- tive 25 and the NDP 10. BILL WITHDRAWN Otto Lane, manpower and immigration minister with re- sponsibility for the Canadian wheat board, bore the brunt of the storm that blew up over the grain stabilization bill. The bill would have set up a joint government-farmer fund from which grain growers could draw money during bud years. In anticipation of its passage, the government sus- pended the Temporary Wheat Reserve Act of 1956, a sup- port program that paid the storage costs of surplus wheat over a certain level. Commons' opposition par- ties took up the issue as soon as Parliament resumed Sept. 7, when the bill returned for final approval. The govern- ment was breaking the law, opposition members charged, by failing to make reserves payments while the act re- mained a statute. The government agreed it was breaking the law, but argued that the replacement would make money available to grain farmers through a system designed to level boonxnd-bust cycles in the prairie economy. Debate raged until Oct. 12. Then the government with- drew the bill rather than take the issue to court. Its hand had been forced by four Sas- katchewan farmers, backed by federal and provincial New Democrats, who launched court action against the gov- ernment for failing to make reserves payment under the existing law. REJECTED BY COURT Mr. Lang said the bill will be reintroduced. Earlier, the government's national farm marketing bill had ben ripped apart by Western critics. Its aim was federally coordinated market- ing agencies for different products. It had been touted in September, 1970, by both the provinces and tie federal government as a solution to the so-called chicken-and-egg war. With a poultry products glut, Quebec and then other governments began establish- ing marketing boards to con- trol imports from other prov- inces. Tbf apposition urged the government to bake the issue to the Supreme Court of Can- ada. Inter-provincial restric- tions on trade are illegal under the British North Amer- ica Act. Manitoba did just that and the Supreme Court decided such action Is beyond the pow- ers of the provinces. Canadian egg producers then devised n plan to share egg markets and chicken rais- ers began working on a simi- lar one. After the federal-pro- vincial 'agriculture conference in November, the federal gov- ernment said it will strip its marketing bill of all provi- sions to manage the supply of farm goods other than eggs and chickens. The move was designed to make the bill agreeable to farmers who want to remain cvtside centralized market' sharing schemes, particularly, farm commodity would still be able to set up an agency under the bill to market their goods if they wished, but under separate agreements with the government. The marketing bill will be re-introduced in the next see- Coast mayor booed VANCOUVER (CP) Mayor Tom Campbell and other city officials were booed during ceremonies marking the official opening of in tiki GeorgU Street downtown Vancou- Auoul 200 persons turned out to participate, one way or an- other, in the ceremonies and many booed Mayor Campbell when he welcomed the crowd to what he called "this history- WINNIPEG (CP) Police in suburban East St. Paul are searching for two young men who robbed a Winnipeg cab- driver at gunpoint of f45 before tying him to a tree and taking his car. Tlie driver, Henry Saunder- 55, raid in in interview be picked up two fires at a down- town motor hotel who asked to be driven to a northeast Wlnnlptg address. REGINA (CP) Charles Harlton, 89, of Regina, a breed- er and exhibitor of Yorkshire swine and widely known in livestock circles, died in hospi- tal here. REUINA The Lead- er-Post says it has learned the special legislative committee on liquor laws will recommend a lowering of the legal drinking age and extended hours of op- eration for outlets. The newspaper said the com- mittee also will suggest in an interim report expected to be presented to the next unto of the legislature, that Sunday drinking with meata be ilknmd. Another recommendation is expected to fivor the Mrvtng of liquor in room anr1 beer parlors. The legal drinking age now It 19 but the committee will fug- getil lowering It to II. ETHNIC CELEBRATION MONTREAL (CP) About 30 Ukrainian a-ginizations re- cently celebrated the 50th anni- versary of the Ukrainian Free University, the only recognized Ukrainian institution of higher learning in the world. The uni- versity was founded in in Vienna, and later moved to Prague and finally Munich. BUYRITE JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE! SUITS SINGLE and DOUBLE BREASTED All wool wentad. Sizei 31 to 46. Tall-Rogulor-Stout Rag. 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