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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetHbridge Herald VOL. LXVII-174 JULY 1974 60 Pages 20 CENTS Mr. fora Packing plants to remain shut Picket line peace sought EDMONTON Norm business agent for the Canadian Food and Allied Workers said Friday Alberta's three major meat packing firms were not prepared to unconditionally lift their lockout Monday Mr. speaking at a news said a scheduled meeting between the union and company of- ficials was called off when the union learned termination of the lockout was conditional The union left a meeting with government officials Thursday with the under- standing the three companies involved were prepared to open bargaining toward a collective agreement Friday he said. the companies were only prepared to discuss plant re- opening Romeo the union's district left Friday morning without having met officials of Burns Foods Ltd Canada Packers Ltd and Swift Canadian Co Mr Leclaire said a meeting between the union and the companies would be held Sun- day in Winnipeg But he emphasized the workers were not prepared to go back to their jobs until they have a new contract we pull our people off the picket line we'll complete- ly lose any bargaining power we he said. Mr Leclazre termed an an- nouncement by Premier Peter Lougheed Wednesday that the lockout would end uncon- ditionally A spokesman for the national farmers union also expressed disappointment with government handling of the lockout Bill NFU Alberta said the premier left the im- pression that the lockout would end subject to the co- operation of the CFAW is disturbing to learn that the CFAW's negotiating team was not invited to Edmonton to participate in contract negotiations with the com- panies as but only to talk about plant reopening Also Friday a Swift's of- ficial in Lethbndge said the packing plants would not open Monday even though the lockout had been lifted. B.C Strik- ing Cominco Ltd workers here have been instructed to ensure there are no distur- bances on the picket lines pending a hearing next week on whether first-line super- visors are in or out of the steelworkers union. The order from union of- ficials follows an incident Thursday morning m which cars were dented and aerials Grain gamble WINNIPEG The Free Press says grain spokesmen in Calgary and Winnipeg predict that at least one grain com- pany or co-operative stands to lose millions of dollars by on part of roughly tons of high protein wheat in storage in Van- couver The newspaper today quoted a Vancouver grain broker as saying tons were sold by Alberta Wheat Pool to China at a loss of about a bushel The unnamed spokesman said the pool purchased the 13 5 per cent protein wheat some time ago from the Cana- dian wheat board on a flat cash basis for about bushel Trade books have shown an Alberta pool offering of tons of wheat for the last two months for 10 a bushel Ed a representative of normally the ex- porting company for both Alberta and Saskatchewan wheat said last week that Alberta Wheat Pool had tons of wheat which may have been sold he claimed no knowledge of who the purchaser might be or the possible purchase price. But Keith Phillips of Alberta Wheat Pool said his wheat pool didn't own the 000 tons and denied any sale had taken place Mr. Pierce also said the remaining tons of stored wheat have been purchased on speculation from a Canadian exporting company by Italian interests The Free Press says trade sources here and in Van- couver claim the wheat is owned by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and may have been sold to China or Korea for less than a bushel. A Calgary trade represen- tative said a sale for tons an overseas market was negotiated over the phone and somebody got stung The unnamed spokesman said the sale would equal roughly the long position indicated at Van- couver Inside Classified 26-30 Comics ..........n Comment District..........19 Family Local torn off as the supervisors went through picket lines on their way to work instructed our picketers not to damage the cars and to get out of the way so they don't get run Mrv president of the United Steelworkers of Local said Friday Mr McLean said he has ask- ed picketers to keep things calm until the scheduled for next Thursday and Friday decide the status of the first-line supervisors He said the supervisors have been ruled inside the un- ion in and that their crossing picket lines in Trail has caused hard feelings among the striking workers The steelworkers have sought to have about 160 Cominco supervisors included within their bargaining unit The Trail along with about Corninco employees in Kimberley and walked out at midnight on Sunday to back up demands for an im- proved pension plan and better fringe benefits. Markets Sports.........13-15 Theatres .7 'He's finished. Help me get his arm Travel............7 Weather 2 LOW TONIGHT HIGH SUN. THUNDEASHOWERS. Seen and heard About town Judge Frank Byren wonder- ing if a Canadian car being towed across the American border was a victim of a defective part or energy crisis Murray Coleman and five others picking up a bucket of fried chicken with a chartered bus. A picture of confidence Stanfield in good spirits during city election stop By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer the first time I ever voted a sup- porter said as he pumped National Progressive Conser- vative Leader Bob Stanfield's hand in Lethbndge this mor- ning a good replied Mr Stanfield as he wove his way through a crowd of about 500 at the Henderson Lake picnic grounds It was one of many such scenes as the national leader visited the city during the last leg of the July 8 federal election cam- paign He told the which consumed some butter horns before his open air that the nation faced the challenge of accepting some discipline and restraint or inflation could mean dis- aster He accused Prime Minister Trudeau of being in promising billions of dollars of inflationary government spen- ding Putting the Liberals in charge of inflation was 'ike putting rabbits in charge of transporting he said mounting bitterness of Mr Trudeau's attacks on us are extraordinary It's ex- traordinary a prime minister during the dying days of the campaign perhaps his dying days should be bitterly attack- ing our party and our policies Mr Stanfield said Liberal tactics of playing one part of the country against another had failed and that the Conser- vatives had proved they stood for national unity He said the Conservatives' incomes and prices policy would give wage earners a chance to catch up to inflation which was outstripping pay increases And he promised to bring back former auditor general Maxwell Henderson to the from the government spending He promised a balanced budget if the Conservatives take over power Monday On his bus to Kenyon Field to board the chartered DC-9 campaign he said he wasn't thinking in terms of losing Monday. the last 10 days things have been going strongly m our The campaign aircraft had clocked miles as of this morning before it topped up its tanks with 960 gallons of aviation fuel and took off for British Columbia and a Van- couver rally tonight. The tour was even ahead of schedule until delayed waiting for a load of laundry to arrive. Mr Stanfield said even his handshake is holding out ex- cept for a few problems with hearty Ont miners And he has been blessed by missing colds and laryngitis Several campaigners including his wife have contracted colds thus far. Ulster proposal supported LONDON The pre- mier of the Irish Liam has announc- ed his support of the British government's new peace plan for Northern Ireland His announcement Friday followed talks in London between Irish Foreign Minister Garrett Fitzgerald and the British minister for Northern Merlyn Rees The plan calls for a con- stitutional convention of Ulster residents to come up with a new constitution within sik months It stipulates only that the formula must include power-sharing between Protestants and Roman have the approval of the British Parliament and recognize Protestant- dominated Ulster's with the re- which is mainly Catho- lic Costly baseball bats election Issue for some Ont Seven-year-old Nichola Fraser thinks highly of Trudeau He's that man from the United States who has agreed to visit Canada and run the country. But he'll have competition when the July 8 election rolls around warns eight-year-old Shane Gemmill Taxes are far too high and it's hard to buy a decent baseball bat at today's prices. Those are two of the comments made by students at Brampton's Madoc public school when asked about the federal election a Grade 2 says voters will go to the polls because want a new president and this is the way people in Canada choose the men they want to be The reasoning behind the she is the high cost of food So what's the leader of our country supposed to do' the firemen where the fires are and help people when they are the youngster said promptly. If Nichola became prime she would build more houses around her own but she'd still try to keep the costs down. I'd make birthday presents and cards for every- one in also a Grade 2 feels the government should help people and make the prices go down just a bit SHANE GEMMILL NICHOLA FRASER He's never met the but if he was old enough to vote he would definitely Trudeau to be our first vice-president Running a country is a serious he admits. And if the people of Canada asked Shane to be its he would do his best to build more schools. I would keep Ml the stores open on Sunday Janice a Grade 3 feels Pierre Trudeau has sadly neglected his duties as prime minister of Canada. would like to see him stop pollution and provide us with more police security. And our meat is costing too much because nobody looks after the cows and pigs any more Janice thinks politicians in Canada are pretty straight- but she worries about the decision-makers in the United States all started with she whispered con- fidentially. group of men formed a club to see what they could do about the country. they meet every night and talk about the bad things they are going to do. Nixon is the head of and I don't think they should let him be leader The three young students feel Trudeau is a sure winner in the election. But they admit they haven't seen the other candidates. don't know very much about explained Janice. who knows what can JANICE MIODAUGH ;