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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 20, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, January 20, 1975 THE LETHRRIDGE HERALD 3 UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather B. C. drops egg prices by another five cents Forecast Strong west tc northwesterly winds were generally over all but the most northern regions overnight and as a result temperatures did not drop below freezing in many areas. A series of Pacific disturbances will continue to move across the regions during the next few days and maintain the flow of mild air. The next in the series will move inland on Tuesday spreading cloud over northwestern regions during the morning and southern regions later in the day. Precipitation from this system is expected to be confined to the mountains and north of the Arctic front which will remain over northern Alberta. Lethbridge Cloudy clearing this afternoon. Strong Chinook winds near the mountains ending early this morning. Winds northwest 20 and gusty east of the mountains. Mid after- noon temperatures 35 to 40. Tuesday: Sunny with gusty Chinook winds. Lows 30 to 35. Highs near 40. Calgary, Medicine Hat Today: Cloudy. A few flurries early this morning clearing this afternoon. Winds northwesterly 25 and gusty. Highs 35 to 40. Tuesday: Mainly sunny. Brisk westerly winds. Lows 20 to 25. Mid afternoon temperatures 35 to 40. Columbia, Kootenay Today: Cloudy with sunny periods. A few showers of rain or wet snow in eastern areas. Tuesday: Sunny with a few cloudy periods. Highs both days 30 to 35. Lows tonight 15 to 25. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Mostly cloudy and windy ear- ly today with winds turning northerly and scattered snow showers northern portion spreading southeastward over the state by late afternoon. Snow ending tonight. Partly cloudy and colder Tuesday. Highs today 40 to 50. Lows tonight zero to 10 above north, 10 to 20 south. Highs Tuesday 20 to 30 north, 30 to 40 south. West of Continental at times turning to snow early today northern portion with scattered showers of rain or snow south. Snow showers ending late this afternoon, becoming mostly fair and continued cool Tuesday. Highs today 30 to 40. Lows tonight 10 to 20. Highs Tuesday 25 to 35. Cross-Canada weather Canadian weather picture today: British Columbia Cloudy with sunny periods. Snowflurries in the eastern interior. Mild. Alberta Cloudy with snowflurries and colder in the northern sections. Otherwise sunny and mild but windy. Manitoba Occasional snow and mild in the south. Two to three inches of snow in the central regions. Sunny and cold along the Hudson Bay shoreline. Saskatchewan Partly cloudy with brisk winds. Ontario Windy and cold with chance of a few snowflurries near the Lakes. Quebec Clear and cold. Cloudy periods in the Gaspe region. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island Cloudy with snow except sunny over northern New Brunswick. Newfoundland Temperatures falling to 20. Brisk winds and snowflurries. Temperatures Sun sets tonight at rises at on Tuesday Lethbridge...... Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Victoria Vancouver Edmonton Jasper.......... Banff........... Calgary...... Saskatoon Swift Current Moose Jaw Regina......... Brandon Winnipeg...... H L Pre 52 41 48 42 47 36 51 34 45 39 41 31 38 29 41 33 53 25 26 23 40 34 38 31 30 19 .02 12 5 .11 .02 .06 .03 -4 .01 Toronto....... .Ottawa Montreal Quebec St. John's..... Halifax....... Charlottetown Fredericton Chicago New York..... Miami......... Los Angeles San Francisco.. Las Vegas Grande Prairie. Penticton...... 35 -7 35 -18 36 -14 37 -22 .01 .07 38 33 .11 .06 .01 44 33 38 17 40 9 31 10 51 28 78 71 86 58 53 44 69 38 44 31 40 35 .05 Savings are Fantastic During Our CATCH-UP 75 SALE Plus the A.M.C. Buyer Protection plan, the best anywhere. Only 22 units left UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. INT I fUtrtlf CMflTf" 302-3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-2805 AMA ROAD REPORT as of 8 a.m., today: Highway 3, Lethbridge to Medicine Hat: Generally bare, some icy sections. Highway 3, Lethbridge to Fort Macleod: One inch new snow. Snowing. Extremely icy, slushy sections. Fort Macleod to British Columbia Boundary: Generally bare and wet, occasional icy, slushy sections. Highways 4, Lethbridge to Coutts: Snowing. One inch new snow. Snow covered, occasional slippery sections. Highway 5, Lethbridge to Cardston, Waterton: Snow covered, extremely slippery sections. Highway 2, Fort Macleod to Calgary: One inch new snow. Slushy and extremely slippery sections. Fort Macleod to Cardston and Carway: One inch new snow. Slushy, slippery sections. Highway 23, Junction Highway 3 to Vulcan, High River: Snow covered, slippery sections. Ploughing, sanding in progress. Highway 3d, Taber to Brooks: Extremely slushy sections. Trans Canada, Calgary to Medicine Hat and Swift Current: Generally bare, some slushy sections. Calgary to Banff: Generally bare and wet, occasional slushy sections. Banff to Golden: Up to 4 inches new snow, some drifting. Ploughing and sanding in progress. Golden to Rogers Pass and Revelstoke: Sections of com- pact snow. Up to eight inches new snow, some slushy sections. Ploughed and sanded. PORTS OF ENTRY opening and closing times: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Chief Mountain, closed; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Times Mountain ABBOTSFOUD, B.C. (CP) Good news for the housewife faced with spirall- ing food costs. Ed Morgan, secretary manager of the B.C. Egg Marketing Sunday an- nounced a five cent a dozen reduction in egg prices, effective today. Mr. Morgan said "beginning Monday, Jan. 20, extra large, large, medium and peewee eggs will be five cents a dozen cheaper. The new B.C. retail prices for next should therefore bo down by five cents a dozen. Mr. Morgan said the provin- cial Department of Agriculture's formula for cost of egg production is 69'A cents a dozen. "The new price drop means that provincial egg producers will receive an average price for all grades of less than 51 cents and will be forced to carry the loss of 19 cents a dozen themselves." Mr. Morgan said it is the se- cond price cut in three weeks. He said the earlier reduction was a similar five cents a dozen. The current retail price for grade A large eggs on the Lower Mainland is 80 to 85 cents a dozen. Mr. Morgan said B.C producers are balancing production with current provincial demand. But he said the current egg surplus in other provinces is spilling over into He said some of that surplus is being offered on the B.C. market at prices which result in heavy finan- cial losses to all producers. He said "negotiations now are taking place between the B.C. Department of Agriculture and producer representatives to include eggs under the Farm Income Assurance Act." 'Three false accusations' are denied by Syncrude president Fear of Arab takeover EDMONTON (CP) Frank Spragins, president of Syncrude Canada Ltd., denied Saturday recent ac- cusations against the Syncrude project by Mel Hurtig and J. C. Russell of the Committee for an Independent Canada. In a statement, Mr. Spragins denied the spokesmen's charges that the slowdown of the Syncrude project is a ploy to put pressure on governments, that most benefits will go to Americans or that the project will add little to Canada's net energy supply. He said Mr. Hurtig and Mr. Russell have made "three false accusations." The Syncrude slowdown is an effort to reduce expen- ditures until new participants are found, he said. "That three participants are unable to carry the cost of the project which was originally shouldered by four companies and which has, in effect, doubled, should come as no surprise to anyone." He also said the increase to billion from billion in the total cost of the project should not surprise anyone who has seen estimated capital costs of other large projects, such as the Montreal Olympics, the Alaska pipeline and many refinery and chemical and refinery projects. To support his position, Mr. Spragins quoted price increases since last year of 180 per cent for steel con- duit and 30 per cent for reinforcing bars and 24 per cent in six months for valves. "Inflationary factors such as these are responsible for approximately half of the project cost increase." In reply to Mr. Russell's suggestion that recent price increases for Canadian crude oil should compensate for added construction costs, Mr. Spragins said almost all of the recent increases went to federal and provin- cial royalties and taxes. He also denied a suggestion that construction costs are being ballooned to eliminate operating profits which would be shared with the Alberta government. Mr. Spragins' statement said accounting prodecures to be developed by the province and the company will prevent any hidden costs. In addition, if the project proved unprofitable, the government could convert its net profit participation to a gross royalty of 7'A per cent on oil extracted. The Syncrude president expressed shock that Mr. Hurtig and Mr. Russell used "intellectually dishonest evidence" to try to show construction would benefit American companies primarily. He estimated 70 per cent of all purchases would be made in Canada and more than two thirds of the total engineering will be done by Canadian engineers. in Canada unfounded 'Ambulances are ignored' says Ontario minister LONDON, Ont. (CP) John White, former treasurer of Ontario and now minister without portfolio, said Sunday there is no foundation for fears of an Arab takeover of major Canadian industries. Mr. White, who represents London-South, told the Cana- dian Arab Society that "the Arab states are ordering their affairs in such a way so as not to have an undue influence in the internal affairs of other nations." Mr. White said when he vis- ited the Middle East on a fact- finding mission in November, he did not get the impression the Arab states were using economic as oil 'political ends. "We were afraid of being taken over by the Americans, then we were afraid of being taken over by the Japanese. Now, we're afraid of being taken over by the I don't think this should be taken seriously." Mr. White described his trip to the Middle East as a search for surplus oil money to finance major expansion plans of Ontario Hydro. "Since Ontario Hydro need- ed enormous sums for expan- sion and the oil states had a huge surplus of funds for investment, it seemed my obligation to visit the Middle he said. Mr. White said he urged Arab leaders to allow Canada to borrow these funds, rather than buy up large pieces of Canadian industry and land. The mission brought back new contracts for trade, a bet- ter knowledge of Middle East government. EDMONTON (CP) The manager of a local ambulance company has criticized motorists who fail to give am- bulances the right of way. Ed Kalynchuk, manager of Smith's Ambulance Ltd., said in an interview Sunday there has been an increase in the number of incidents resulting from cars failing to pull over when overtaken by an am- bulance. "It's unbelievable how motorists ignore ambulances rushing to hospital during emergency runs." Mr. Kalynchuk was com- menting on an incident which occurred Friday night, when a Smith's ambulance was in- volved in a minor traffic acci- dent while rushing a 10 year old girl to hospital. The child had drowned, in a public swimming pool and failed to revive when mouth to nouth resuscitation was performed at the pool. Mr. Kalynchuk said that en route to hospital, another car turned in front of the am- bulance, causing the traffic accident. The driver was able to con- tinue to University Hospital where the girl, whose name was not released, was declared dead on arrival. Main CNR line reopened EDMONTON (CP) The main Canadian National Railways line between Saska- toon and Edmonton was reopened Saturday night after being closed for about 24 hours following a derailment 35 miles northwest of Biggar, Sask. There were no injuries in the derailment of 15 cars on a freight train. 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It's that simple. (And if both husband and wife work, both can set up a Plan.) Even if you're already in a pension plan at work, you can still take advantage of this tax saving. Because of rising inflation, a company pension may not be enough to guarantee you a comfortable retirement on its own. Here's an opportunity for you to have more money when you retire, and save on your income tax while you're at it. If you're short of cash you can still get in. Wfe can loan you the money to start a Plan. In most cases, right on the spot, and with no red tape. call it our "Instant Retirement Savings And get this tax dodge! The interest on the loan is also tax deductible. Your money isn't locked in forever. With a Canada Trust Retirement Savings Plan there is no obliga- tion to make future deposits and no sales commission to pay. Should you decide to forget the whole thing, .you can get your money out. (But if you do, you'll have to pay the appropriate income tax.) March 1st is the deadline. 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