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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta _ LETHBRID6! HERALD Solurday, July 17, 1971 Ottmva iveekly livestock report OTTAWA (CP) Cattle de- liveries at the 10 public stock- yard.', this week amounted to 27.200 head, a reduction of from the previous week and about equal to the correspond- ing week a year ago. Expurts of beef cattle to the U.S., last week rose to 439 head and were nearly all slaughter cattle over 700 pounds, the agri- culture department reported to- day. With only moderate offerings of cattle, trading on all classes and grades continued uneven, both in price and demand. Prices on steers were general- ly steady to an odd 50 cents higher, with a preference shown for lighter weights. Heifers and cows varied from 50 cents higher to 50 cents lower for the week. Feeder cattle met only a moderate demand at un- even prices, and stock calves were generally steady to low- er. Veal calves were mainly un- changed. Steady to stronger prices prev ailed on the hog market, and good lambs were steady to sharply lower. Choice steers: Montreal 33 to 34.50; Toronto 34 to 35; Winni- peg 33.50 to 34; Saskatoon 31 to 32.60; Edmonton 31.25 to 32; Calgary 31.55 to 32.90. Good heifers: Montreal 25.25 to 26.50; Toronto 29.50 to 30.50; Winnipeg 27.50 to 28.50; Saska- toon 25.50 to 27.50; Edmonton 26 to 27; Calgary 27 to 28. Good cows: Montreal 23 to 25; Toronto 23 to 24; Winnipeg 23 to 23.50; Saskatoon 21.50 to 22.50 Edmonton 21 to 21.50; Calgary 21.50 to 23. Good feeder steers: Toronto 33 to 37; Winnipeg 31 to 36; Sas- katoon 30 to 34; Edmonton 30 to 37; Calgary 31 to 3G. Good and choice veal calves; Montreal 42 to 45.50; Toronto 34 to 44; Winnipeg 45 to 50; Hog prices EDMONTON (CP) Closing average prices provided by the Alberta hog producers market- ing board Friday. Edmonton: 20.83, average Thursday Red Deer: 21.08, average Thursday 21.31. Calgary: 21.16, average Thurs- day 21.30. Lethbridge: 20.93, average Thursday 21.19. Lloydminstcr: 20.60, aver age Thursday 20.70. Total hog sales average 21.01. CONTRACT AWARDED EDMONTON (CP) A con- tract for construction of a park- ing structure at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary has been awardec to Cascad1. Builders Ltd. o: Calgary. Saskatoon 37.50 to 38; Edmon- ton 45 to 50. Good lambs: Montreal 32 to 36.50: Toronto 34 to 38; Winni- peg 25 to 30; Saskatoon 23; Ca1 gary 28. Basic hogs: Toronto 24.60 to 25.55; Winnipeg to 23.70; Saskatoon 21.15 to 5; Edmon- ton 20.35 to 21.3'- Calgary 20.55 to 21.45. Lethbridge Livestock Sales Monday to Friday: 671 cattle, 20 calves, hogs, 45 lambs. Butcher cattle prices uneven- ly steady to as much as 50 low- er in spots. Replacement cattle generally steady. Trade active. Good and choice butcher steers over 950 Ibs. meeting good demand at steady prices Good and choice teicher heif- ers meeting an indifferent de- mand, prices 25-50 lower. Me- dium and good cows about steady. Canners and cutters strong to 50 higher. Bulls steady. Medium and good stacker and feeder cattle meeting reason ably good demand from loca! juyers at steady rates. Choice slaughter steers 32 to 32.70, good 31 to 32, medium 27 choice heifers 26.25 to 28, good 26.25 to 27.25, medium 25 to 26; good cows 21.25 to 22.25, medium 0 to 21, canners and cutters 16 to 0; good tolls 26 to 27. Good heavy feeder steers over 500 Ibs. 30.50 to 31.60, med ium 28 to 30, good light stocl steers 33 to 36, good feeder heif ers 27.50 to 30. Butcher hogs sold this wee! F.O.B. Lethbridge 20.55 to 21.3 base price. There were 820 but cher hogs sold for export, price converted to 16.40 to 18.80 live weight. Good lambs 26 to 26.50. Taber Livestock TABER Trade was activ on all livestock classes excep over fat feeder steers. Butche steers 20 cents stronger. Butch er heifers up 25 cents. Butche cows 50 cents higher. Feede steers were all too fleshy an were discounted 50 cents. Feed er heifers steady. All classe of hogs were steady. Good to choice butcher steers to 32.60; fair to medium 31.75 to 32.10. Good to choice butcher heif ers 27.80 to 28.30; fair t medium 27.00 to 27.75. Good cows 23.00 to 23.90 fair to medium 21.75 to 22.75 Bulls 24.00 to 28.70. Fair to medium feeder steers 31.50 to 32.50. Good yearling feeder heifers 27.50 to 30.40. Baby to Weaner hogs 4.50 to 10.00 Air bags hot question in automobile circles WANTED SCRAP IRON NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Farm Machinery-Tractors-Trucks Industrial Scrap-Machinery-Demolition Anything Made of Iron! COPPER BRASS RADIATORS BATTERIES CAST IRON Truck Loads Carloads Truck Scales Magnet Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NIW LOCATION J06 33rd Street North Phone 328-1721 "Scrap is Our Business" THE STOCKMAN'S MARKET BUY TOP QUALITY HOGS From Leading Hog Producers Tuesday 1 p.m. WEANERS-FKDERS-SOWS-BCAW DAIRY COWS-BABY CAIVES-SHFEP WHO'S WATCHING THE BIRDIE? It's hard to tell who's watching the birdie as a curious young emu stares back at 14-year-old Valentino Matiash of San Diego. The young camera bug was taking pictures of the wildlife at the Ontario Zoological Park at young camera ug Wasaga Beach, Ont. or bust to safely? Market Hogs assembled 5 deys a week Monday thru Friday BUY TOP QUALITY FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE L Thursday p.m. PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. Located In The Hub Of Southern Alberta's llvnslock Industry 3 Milot East Of Lelhbrldgt On Highway 3 And Mill South BOX 1057, LETHBRIDGE PHONE DAY OR NIGHT 328-3M1 DETROIT (AP) Are air ags a boon or a bust to auto afety? The question is a hot one in utomotive circles because car .akers are unhappy with United Slates government or- ers that new cars must be equipped with air bags begin- ling with 1974 models. "Air bags are a lot of balo- commented Henry Ford I, chairman of the board of 'ord Motor Co. Many other auto executives lave voiced doubts about the lir bags and, particularly, about the government's timeta- >le for getting the so-called pas- live-restraint system into opera- Ford, Chrysler and American Motors have gone to court in Cincinnati to seek modification of the order. The Automobile Importers of America whose members handle all imports except Volk- swagen and Mercedes filed similar action in the District of Columbia. General Motors also has Perlich Livestock There were head of ivestock sold this week at Per- ich Bros. Auction Market Ltd. Receipts included 668 cattle and 437 hogs. Cattle market was steady on fat steers, heif- ers and cows were 60 cents to .00 lower. All classes of feeder and grass cattle continue _ to meet a strong demand. Price quotations were as follows: SLAUGHT9R CATTLE: Good steers 32.00 to 32.60; medium steers 31.00 to 31.75; Oood heifers 27.50 to 28.00; nedium heifers 26.50 to 27.25. Good cows 22.00 to 22.80; med- ium cows 20.00 to 21.75. Canners and cutters 17.00 to 19.75. Good slaughter bulls 25.50 to 26.50. REPLACEMENT CATTLE Medium steers under 500 Ibs 36.00 to 38.00; feeder steers 500 ,o 750 Ibs 33.50 to 35.50; feeder steers 750 to 850 Ibs 32.50 to 33 60; heavy feeder steers 850 to 925 Ibs 31.00 to 32.50. Short keep feeder heifers 27.00 to 28.75; light feeder heifers 29.00 to 31.25. HOGS AND DAIRY CATTLE Market hogs sold this week 20.65 to 21.35. Weaner hogs were 1.00 to 1.50 higher this week at 6.50 to 9.00; feeders under 100 ibs 12.00 (o 15.75; feeder's over 100 Ibs. 16.00 to 23.25. Bred sows 35.00 to 45.00. ex- pressed doubts hut has not joined the court test. GM safety officials have frequently at- tempted to convince the Na- tional Highway Traffic Safety Association that the standards should be eased. The association, an arm of the transportation de p a r t m e n t thinks the auto industry is drag [ing its feet. The industry can meet the Au gust 1973, deadline if it really vants to, said an association spokesman. When a company says i cannot, we bdieve they are really saying they cannot mee :he dates within the funds they lave chosen to allocate to this irogram." The association, which issued the controversial passive re straint standard on March 4, i .0 make some modifications in he order soon. "We are not insisting on ai bags but rather on what we cal a passive restraint system, am if auto firms can accomplish the same end with extra padding :hat would be all sak one official. Washington and the auto in dustry agree that regardless o how the standard is phrased, air bags are the big item in the new drive for highway safety. Said national traffic safety ol [icials: "Had the recently-issued nil on occupant protection bee wholly in effect in 1970, nearl an additional lives woulc have been saved and more tha disabling injuries woul have been avoided." Beef futures WINNIPEG (CP) Live beef futures Friday. Open High Low Close Jly 34.60 34.60 34.00 34.00A Sep 32.10B Nov 31.50 31.50B Potato futures WINNIPEG (CP) Mar'- time potato futures Friday. Open High Low Close Nov 2.25N Mar 2.651' Apr 2.65N May 3.03A i canaoian uuesiern vii DIVIDEND NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Directors of this Company has declared the One Hundred and Forty- Ftrsr dividend of Twenty-three and three-quarter Cents (23- 3Ac) per share payable on August 31, 1971 upon the outstanding Ordinary Shares to be paid to the shareholders of record at the close of busi- ness on Friday, August 6th, 1971. DATED at Calgary, Alberla this 13th day of July, 1971. By Order of the Board, A.J. SMITH Secretary. FORT MACLEOD AUCTION MARKET NEXT WEEK ON TUES., JULY 20th at a.m. 600 TO 700 HEAD ALL CLASSES OF CATTLE HIGHLIGHTED BY 25 YEARLING ANGUS BULLS from Stampede Cattle Station, Stavely For Information and listing: Contact FORT MACLEOD AUCTION MAHKETr That conclusion was dial enged by the American Safety 3elt Council, which said: "The life saving potential o safety belts remains valid toda; and there is no other proven, in expensive or available passen ger restraint that can save lives and prevent injuries." The auto firms and the fee eral government disagree ove- What the proposed passive re- straint systems would cost th car buyer and also about its ef ficicncy. As the association original' envisaged it, the passive r straint system would have to b capable of protecting car occi pants from injuries in crashe up to 30 miles an hour. Th: would be for 1974 cars, with th speed figure increased to m.p.h. by the time the thir generation of the restrain sy tern was developed. The safety association sa: the first passive system won' cost the car owner about more than he now pays for se and shoulder harnesses, b auto men indicated they fe that figure was low and th to would be more a curate. The air bag system diseusse to date would protect only t front seat occupants. By 1376, would be extended to rear se occupants as well. Critics of the ah- bags say 111 noise the bags make when the inflate is a threat to the ea drums of car passengers. The also say the force of the infl tion could tear the dashboard the rear seat asunder. INHRN1IION1I SAI1S MtNAGElftlNl Moved Alberta buffalo die of broken heart? ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) Did the buffalo placed on Bru- nette Island on the south coast of Newfoundland commit sui- cide? Did they yearn so much :or their homeland in Western 3anada that they died of bro- ken hearts? What happened? No one seems to know for lure. Twenty-four of the animals were brought to Newfound- and in 1964 from Elk Island National Park in Alberta and released on Brunette Island in Fortune Bay. Today, only four of them are known to exist. One buffalo was drowned during unloading operations. Two died later when they fell or jumped over a cliff into the sea. Others have simply dis- appeared without anyone knowing what happened to them. Wildlife officials say there is no confirmation of poach- ing. To add to the mystery, an examination of the carcasses of two animals found under a cliff showed no disease or other apparent cause of death. There is still hope, however, that the species can survive in Newfoundland. In addition to the four re- maining buffalo on Brunette Island, there now are six na- tive animals roaming the is- land, the provincial wildlife department says. The young animals, offspring of the origi- nal herd, are reported doing well. Frank Manuel, Newfound- land's chief wildlife biologist, says "the fact that the Bru- nette-born calves can survive is encouraging." This is the main thing the department set out to do when it imported the buf- falo seven years ago. The idea was to prove the possibility of supplementing Newfound- Travelling show tours province EDMONTON (CP) Ciladel- on-Wheels, the "travelling >ranch" of Edmonton's profes- sional Citadel Theatre, has just concluded its third season, "the most successful says Olive Finland, general manager. The six-actor company visits schools throughout the province ;o perform plays, Mrs. Finland said. And judging by the re- sponse from principals, teach- ers and parents, this type of participatory theatre is a stimu- lus to students. During the eight-month sea- son, the touring company vis- ited 94 communities and gave 364 performances in 180 schools Tue total audience was students. During the season, the Cita del-on-Wheels became Citadel on-Wings, flying air miles to perform in six Eskimo com munities in the Northwest Terri lories, she said. The trip, jointlj sponsored by the secretary o s t a t e 's department and the Northwest Territories govern ment, was the second northern trip for the company. Alberta jobless rate declines EDMONTON (CP) Unem- ployment in Alberta in June was lower than in 1970 for the first time this year. The rate decreased for 4.6 per cent ol the labor force in May to 3.' per cent last month. Figures released here show persons were unemploy- ed in June, out of a labor force of But the labor force also decreased, by 6-10 of one per cent, or from May to Jvjie. Provincial statisticians sail housewives may have left the job market as a result of schoo holidays and that others unem ployed may have left the prov ince for British Columbia Saskatchewan. The total number of persons employed to Alberta in June in creased by from May. Alberta's 3.7 per cent unem Kinalana, (JrniuranceJ INSURANCE IS JUST NOT PART OF OUR BUSINESS -IT IS OUR ONLY BUSINESS Phone 327-3009 CONN VAN HORNE JACK WARBURTON 507A 7th STREET SOUTH CITY COMMISSIONER CITY OF RED DEER THE POSITION. Chief executive and adminlstrativB official for o City of population. Responsible only to Council. THE CITY OF RED DEER is located midway between the Ciliei of Edmonton ond Calgary in the centre of a prosperous mix- ed farming area, has provision for education up to ond in- cluding second year university and a wide variety of recre- ational facilities. It serves a trading area of over THE COMMISSIONER IS RESPONSIBLE for the co-ordination, direction and administration of oil executive and admini- strative policies of ths Cily, presentation to the Council and administration of an annual operating budget of nearly 7 million, a capital budget of about one million and utilities budget cf approximately 3.5 million. He is responsible for the regulation of all officials, deparments and staff, the administration of all City property, and the operation of the public utilities and services of the City. He is required to make recommendations to Council on all matters of Cily policy and on all mutters of legislation whether local or otherwise. THE SALARY RANGE ii to per annum with starting iclary range to per annum da- ponding on qualifications and experience. Additional com- pensation includes1 pension, group life and group medical coverage. THE APPLICANT wo sock will have brood experience In the municipal field and considerable managerial and admini- strative experience. Ho will have initiative, energy ond dedication. FURTHER INFORMATION regarding Iho City and duties of tho Commissioner may be obtainnd from the Personnel Depart- ment, City Hall, Rod Door, Alborla. APPLICANTS aro roquesled to lend full detail! of thoir quali- fications, experience and personal history, In confidence, to tho Chairman of the Personnel Commillce, Cily Hall, Rod Doer, Alberto, not later than August 17lh, 1971. ployed compare with 2.5 pe ?ent in Saskatchewan, 7.1 in B. ind the national average of 6, per cent. The number of persons not i the labor force increased fro: In May to in June. .and's moose and caribou herds by adding another big- ame animal. The Brunette-born bison may form the nucleus of a :ierd for the province. Meantime, a caribou herd started on Brunette Island hi 1962 increased annually until it reached an ehtimated 150 animals in 19C9. This is a density of more than 20 ani- mals a square mile on the seven-square-mile island and considered much higher than the supporting ability of the range. The solution to the problem was seen in an open season for hunters with a con- trolled harvest of 70 caribou. There was no open season in 1970, but this year 60 hunt- ers will be issued licences to try their luck on the island. The harvest will again be con- trolled. The Brunette buffalo and caribou herds have as neigh- bore arctic hare and ptarmi- gan placed on the island for biological study. The arctic hare is only found in certain areas of Newfoundland and part of the Brunette program is to find out more about this animal. canapian western natural, oas vi. DIVIDEND NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given thai I he Board of Direclors of this Company has declared the Ninety-seventh quarterly dividend of Twenty Cents (20c) per share payable on September I, 1971 upon the outstanding 4% Cumulative Preference shares 1o be paid to the shareholders of record at the close of business on Friday, August 6th, 1971. NOTICE is also given that the Board of Direclors of this Company has declared the Fifty -fourth quarterly divi- dend of Twenty-eight Cents (28c) per shore payable on September 1, 1971 upon the outstanding Cumula- tive Preference shares to be paid to the shareholders of record at the close of busi- ness on Friday, August 6lh, 1971. By Order of tht Board A. J. SMITH Secretary. MR. INVESTOR Here is a Money Maker 100% Occupied A NEW 12 PLEX 5 suites fully suite has Drapes-Fridge and Stoves. Located at 2104 15th Avenue North. For complete details call MELBA HEPPLER at HAY REALTY LTD. COLLEGE MALI 327-7077 EVENINGS 327-3558 REGULAR CATTLE SALE MONDAYS AT 1 p.m. Retiring From Farming? Sell your farm machinery, livestock and household effects by auction. List with us now. Choice dates available. PRAIRIE LIVESTOCK LTD. PHONE 223-3921, TABER DAY OR NIC-H. Auctioneer: JOHNNY CHARLTON ;