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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Jvlr 4, THI UTHMIDOI HMA1D IS Feed, grain price to farmer higher TORONTO (CP) Prices Canadian fanners paid for feet and grrain increased by 18.5 per cent in the first three months of this year, nearly five times the 3.8-per-ecnt increase in retail food prices for the sane period, economic anal ysts have revealed. Studies by the National Fanners' Union, Satieties Can- ada and the Agricultural EC onomics Research Council show ed soybean meal to feed ani mate soared to a ton from The farmers' total cost of do- ing business, including prices of feed, labor and services went up 6.1 per cent in the firs three months, economists said and added that it is not the Some draft dodgers are crime tree HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Many young men who fled to Canada rather than submit to tiie draft may be innocent ol any crime but don't know it, says a Hartford lawyer who has both defended and prose- cuted draft-evasion cases Paul Sherbacow, a former as- sistant United States attorney, said in an interview that "based on past case experience ,a sub- stantial number of these men would not face any real threat of successful prosecution. "My guess is that nationally less than 10 per cent of the jus- tice department's cases have been concluded by a con- viction." Sherbacow said many men who fled the country to avoid the draft were victims of proce- dural mistakes. "The law 'in the area of con- scientious objection changed so radically over the past five years that local selective serv- ice boards couldn't keep up with he said. Karl Ffeischmann, a law partner of Sherbacow's who also has handled draft cases, said that "the consequence of the failure of a draft board to follow lawful procedures is that an induction order which it is- sued may nevertheless be in- valid." Young men who are in Can- ada and do not want to return, said, could Ize their parents to receive a copy of their file from their lo- cal board. "The parents would then be in a position to seek legal ad- vice on their son's he said. Pensioners' income increased WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. (CP) Human Resources Minister Norm Lcvi says about old age pensioners in British Colombia wffl get increased provincial income supplements this summer. The minister said pay- ments retroactive to April 1 will likejy be sent out in August to to more pen- sioners into the government's guaranteed minimum income ssistance program- Mr. Levi said the move, which win cost from mil- lion to -f L5 mfllian, follows com- from pensioners who were removed from the income program because of increased earnings in 1972. The provincial program, which was introduced last De- cember, guarantees needy pen- sioners a month. Pension benefits are related to earn- ings reported at the end of the fiscal year, ending March 31. Mr. Levi said thousands of be- cause of the method used to calculate their eligibility. The minister made the an- nouncement after a cabinet meeting held here to coincide with opening day of the Wfl- Hsms Lake Stampede. When the adjustment is made about penskners wffl be included in the guaranteed in- BIUDGE TO WIFE TACLOBAN CITY, Philip- pines CAP) President Fer- and Marcos' birthday present to his wife was a bridge, baled as the longest in Asia. It spans L3 miles between Ssmar and Mrs. Marcos' home island of Lerte. Marcos prom- ised five years ago he wookl open the bridge as a present to bis wife m her 4Srd birthday Monday. FffipiooB have labelled ft Tbt Bridged Love. f armers who are making large profits from high food prices. "Prices have gone said Walter Miller, vice-presi- dent of the National Farmers' Union. He said 90 per cent of the soy- beans were sold at harvest time for a bushel and now oth- er farmers are paving a bushel for soybean feed. Gordon MacEachern, presi- dent of the Agricuitureal Econ- omics Research Council, said: "It shows bow little a prices review board can do." He said as farm' incomes rise suppliers are raising their prices to take all the advant- age they can. Farm selling prices now are trapped above a new, higher cost floor and "re- viewing these costs wont low- er them." The price of seed grains, now in strong demand, went up 31.9 per cent in the first three months, Mr. Miller said. The farmers who grew that seed sold it to mills at last year's prices and the mills are taking the profit, he added. The cost of service industry sales went up three times as fast as food prices, the studies showed. Food prices increased 3.8 per cent while the cost of services, interest on mortgag- es and loans, property taxes and transportation-increased by 14.1 per cent. The studies showed that pric- es for farm machinery rose by only 1.4 per cent in the same period. Much of the increase in- cluded cost of improved ser- vice, introduced in laws in the Prairie provinces this year. Laws now stipulate three-year warranties on farm machinery and 72-hour repair service in all farming districts. Group sends British MPs pot seeds LONDON (CP) A group campaigning for the legal- ization of cannabis has drawn attention to their cause by mailing small packets of marijuana seeds to all British members of Parliament. The MPs received the small round seeds this week and several of them immediately turned the packets over to po- lice. Delivery of the seeds coincided with the coming into force of new drags laws which make the intention to cultivate such seeds punish- able by 14 years hi prison, four years more than under the previous lav. 5 i selves are not prohibited and can be purchased legally as bud seed. Scientific sturdy of cannabis and its effects are also per- mitted by the new statute and a spokesman for (be group, Canabis Action Reform Or- ganization, said the seed gim- mick was designed to spur such research. At least one in every 50 per- sons in Britain has smoked cannabis derivatives, the group says although es- timate was admittedly specu- lative. In 1971. the last year for which official figures are available, more than convictions for cannabis of- fences were reglsteed. Vew wage pact "or employees OTTAWA (CP) A new three-year working agreement was signed Tuesday between employees of the federal jovernment and treasury board bat will provide pay increases of 18 per cent over the term of the contract A lump-sum payment of 1420 will be paid to employees for the period dating back to OcL 1, 1972, and an average increase f seven per cent is effective Aug. 1. Two other increases of six and five per cent are due Dec. and Dec. 30, 1974, The contract ends Sent 28, 1973. Pay to the members of the group varies widely from alow of about to a high of about About three-quar- ters of the which in- cludes cleaners, cooks, child- are workers, parks and fish- Ties wiidtns and security ruards and other ire employed by the defence, ndian affairs and public works leparbnents. TAX CHEATERS JAILED BRASILIA (AP) The gov- srameat jailed six businessmen or 90 days each and con- seated their property because bey cheated the out of fl-2 nriffion in taxes. j NOW OPEN 25 Ib. bag Shi 0" "PREMIER SHOPPING DAYS SPECIALS" 3 SUGAR PEACHES PEARS APRICOTS PLUMS Case of 24 Mrs. w. Case of 24 Mrs. Mines............. 19 Case of 24 Mrs. Milnes......19 01 Case of 24 Mrs. Milnes............ 19 ox. COM of 24 2 2 2 for MEATS Phone 327-5295 89 95' 69" 55c ORANGE SECTIONS 2 COOKIES TOMATOES 6REEN KANS 00 CREAM STYIE REUSH 3 TOMATO JUICE ANGEL FOOD Western family 14 ox. pkg...........eoth 5VC JANG Oranee 4 pak 89C BEANS WITH 19ct 2for69c PREM 12 WE HAVE A FULL LINE OF SCHWEPPES MIXES eTTillaae LARGE CASING Ib. Beef or Pork Sausage 79 Baby Beef Liver Short Ribs Of Beef lb 79' Ground Beef Hamburger Patties 5 PRODUCE Phone 328-1751 CHERRIES te-- LAYER CAKES BUTTER BUNS BUTTERFLY BUNS BREAD Irvnftll 9f B.C. SWEET Grapes California ftrlettos Ib. Canteloupes GcHifontio Cabbage Cucumbers AUGUST 1, 2, 3 and 4 ;