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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Salurlay, July 10, 1971 Supply creates cracks in egg prices program OTTAWA (CP) A continu- ing heavy supply is creating cracks in the federal purchase program to stabilize egg prices across the country. The agricultural products board is expected to assess the program next week to deter- mine whether it should be con tinned. When the scheme was an- nounced .June 8, Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson said con- tinuance of the program beyond six to eight weeks "depends on the industry and the provinces moving to bring production bet- ter in line with available mar- Prices have improved since the board began buying eggs to relieve market pressure, but egg production is continuing at a brisk pace. Under the program, the board buys eggs by weekly tender. Parliamentary notebook MPs also hike pay for house staffs By DAVE McINTOSII OTTAWA (CP) MPs who voted themselves a pay in- crease to S2G.OOO from a year have granted salary in- creases to the Commons staff effective July 1. The shoeshiner goes lo H.338 from a year. The check room, ladies lounge and washroom attend- ants now get 52.04 an hour in- stead of The lowest-paid person in the parliamentary restaurant, where regular three-course dinners are S1.50, gets a year. Tile top is Highest-paid person on the Commons staff makes annually. It hopes and thinks not. Prime Minister Trudeau re- cently has been given the rec- ommendations of a special committee looking into the Oltaiva iveekly livestock report committee loolung into me ,Tan.-rnh, feasibility of Canada-only mil- David Anderson. Liberal HP for Esquimalt-Saanich and chairman of the Com- mons environmental protec- tion committee, rides a bicy- cle to work. Michael Starr, labor minis- ter in the Diefenbaker govern- ment, may run again in the next federal genera] election. He was beaten by Ed Broad- bent in the 1908 election and has been a citizenship judge. itary awards. Many of the awards now are British, from the Victoria Cross down. Assurances have already been 'given that current mili- tary decorations may continue to be worn. The special committee com- prised members of the Privy Council office, defence and state secretary departments and the Governor-General's secretariat. State Secretary Gerard Pel- letier says the committee re- port is unlikely to be made public. eggs are processed into such products as melange and powder to be used as part of Canada's contribution to the world food program. While egg prices have im- proved under the program, agri- culture officials say there have not been the same dramatic re- sults as shown by a similar pro- gram four years ago. "We're hitting a crucial said one spokesman. "We've got to see that money spent is producing something positive because subsidies don't solve problems." PROBLEMS ABOUND The industry's dilemma stems from a tangled web of problems egg supplies, dis- rupted markets, a decrease in the mortality rates among growing pullets and laying hens, and depressed prices. The pinch is felt most in Man- itoba and Ontario, two prov- inces which have no boards to regulate egg marketing. The so-called chicken-and-egg war also has aggravated the problems. Surplus eggs from Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia previously were mar- keted in Quebec. H o w e v e r, access to the Quebec market has been re- stricted by Fedco, Quebec's egg marketing body established a year ago. The battle over the in- terprovincial poultry products trade spread quickly when other provinces passed their own leg- islation restricting the sale of Canada has spent mil- lion since 1964 to maintain Ca- nadian troops in the United Nations force on Cyprus. Only million has been re- covered from the UN. The re- mainder comes out of Can- ada's pocket. Is the government about to get into another flag issue? Solicitor General Jean- Pierre Cover says that of the 10.799 members of the RCMP 1.252 arc bilingual. A total of 9.547 speaks English only; none speaks French only. Potato discrimination? Gerard Duquet, parliamen- tary secretary to Transport Minister Don Jamieson, says the cre-.vs of ferries running to and from Prince Edward Is- land get fresh P.E.I, potatoes. But the passengers gel in- stant mashed, made in New Brunswick. The reason, says Mr. Du- quet in a Commons return for Angus MacLean is limited storage space. Instant mashed take less room. CARPET and LINO (Complete Free No Obligation! PHONE 327-8578 CAPITOL FURNITURE "The Carpet House of the South" ONLY ONE SIGNIFICANT several Although there known minerals of mercury. cinnabar, a native red mercuric sulphide, is most common and the only one of commercial im- portance. FORT MACLEOD AUCTION MARKET NEXT WEEK ON TUES., JULY 13th at a.m. 500 TO 600 HEAD ALL CLASSES OF CATTLE HIGHLIGHTED BY 35 HEAD REPLACEMENT QUALITY ANGUS HEIFERS FROM FRANK SKIERKA, LUNDBERCK For Information and Listings Contact chickens and eggs from outside their province. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled June 28 that proposed Manitoba legislation to restrict or control the import of eggs 1 from outside the province was i unconstitutional. Manitoba pu i the question before the court in a thinly-disguised attack on Fedco. Justice Minister John Turner now is studying the Supreme Court judgment to decide wha Ottawa should do about provin cial legislation restricting tradi among provinces in agricultura products. OUTLET CUT OFF The United States, whic! provided Canadian eggs an ac ditional outlet last year, also i suffering from a large surplu and that market now also is al most non-existent. Normally, egg production ta pers off at this time of year bu this has not been the case ir 1971. About six weeks ago, cases of dozen to th marketed throug registered federal grading sta tions. In Hie last week of June 211.000 cases were put through Although there were only fiv marketing days last week be- cause of the July 1 holiday cases were reported a the grading stations. One of the keys to eliminatin huge fgg surpluses would b fewer hens but these bird which start production at five six months, have a new lease o life. A new vaccine, introduced less tlun a year ago to combat Maraks disease, not only keeps more chicks alive but also im- proves their capacity to pro- duce. OTTAWA (CP) Cattle re- ceipts at the 10 public stock- yards from Monday to Thurs- day this week totalled approxi- mately head, about over the previous holiday shortened week and few- er than the corresponding week a year ago. Exports ot beef cattle to the United States last week total- led only 151 head, sharply be- low the 813 exported in the same week a year ago. In spite of light offerings of cattle at public markets, trad- ing continued uneven through- out the week. Only minor daily price fluctuations were rec- orded for steers and heifers. The over-all average for the eek was mainly unchanged. Cows and bulls varied from ai odd higher to 50 cents ower. Feeder cattle were in hart supply at fully steady ices and stock calves were enerally steady to lower, eal calves varied from igher to lower. The hog narket was slightly lower in te east and steady to 50 cents r more higher in the west. Prices on good lambs varied rom lower to sharply higher n a broad demand. Choice steers: Montreal 3: o 34- Toronto 33.50 to 34.50. Winnipeg 33.50 to 34.50; Saska- oon 31 to 32.50; Edmonton 1.25 to 32; Calgary 31.75 to 2.60. Good heifers: Montreal 25.50 o 26.50; Toronto 29.50 to 30.50 Winnipeg 27 to 28; Saskatoon Edmonton 27 to 28; Calgary 28 to 29. Basic hogs: Toronto 23.30 to 25.60; Winnipeg 21.50 to 22.80; Saskatoon 20.80 to 21.40; Ecl- onton 20.35 to 21; Calgary 50 to 21.05. 26.50 to 27.50; Edmonton 26 to 7; Calgary 27 to 28. Good cows: Montreal 23 t GRAIN 4699 BushoK No. 3 Wlinnl. 805 Bushels No. 1 Feed Barley. 600 Bushels Sample Feed Barley. Sample of grain can be seen ot the Bank of Montreal, Clarosholm. On offer will he following subject to addition! or deletions. TRACTORS, COMBINE, etc. 1-JDA gas tractor, hyd. P.T.O., good unit. D.C. tractor, gas, with front cnH loader with hyd, bucket. Charlyn P.T.O. hyd. pump. 65 combine with motor pick up reel. Good condition. -Massey Harris 27 S.P. combine. S.P. swather, motor overhauled. 16 ft. Massey Harris P.T.O. swathcrs with good canvases. -16 ft. Case 720 P.T.O. .wather, hyd. 13 ft. Grabanro Hoeme. SALE CONDUCTED BY ROY'S AUCTION SERVICE GRANUM PHONE 235-2370 CLARESHOLM AUCTIONEERS ROY FJORDBOTTEN DON WAIPER lie. (M0237 lie. 010259 THE STOCKMAN'S MARKET SPECIAL FAT CATTLE SALE Won., July 12th at 10 a.m. at Perlich Bros. Market listed To Data 525 HEAD 525 FAT AND SHORT KEEP CATTLE 300 STEERS 125 HEIFERS 100 COWS BUY TOP QUALITY HOGS From leading Hog Producer! Tuesday 1 p.m. WEANERS-FEEDERS-SOWS-BOARS DAIRY COWS-BABY CALVES-SHEEP SPECIAL! 160 head one owner Feeder Hogs Market Hogs assembled 5 days a week Monday thru Friday SUPPORT THE 4-H CLUBS PBUY A 4-H CALF Wed., July 14th Sole Time p.m. EXHIBITION PAVILION BUY TOP QUALITY FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE L Thursday p.m. 500 HEAD 500 PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. locoled In Hub Of Southern Alborld'i llveilock Induilry 3 Mil.. Edit Of Lthbridg. On Highway 3 And Mil. South BOX 1057, IETHBRIDGE PHONE DAY OR NIGHT 328-3951 ;