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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THI IETHBRIDOI HERALD Saturday, July 54, 1971 System change in 1975 Smooth team ivork in UI reforms By IAN POKTEK OTTAWA (CP Once upon a time, the unemployment in- surance commission was a drudge. Its days were taken up with rules and regulations and the grimmer facts of economic life money from work- ers and employers and paying out the small weekly benefits approved for some people with- out jobs. Last year ttie government proposed" a reform of the unem- poyment insurance system-to be complete by 1975-that would depend largely on smooth team- work between the commission Bjid the manpower department. A basic premise of the reform was that people want to work and will do so if the opportuni- ties are available. ADVISE WORKER Under the new plan, the com- mission would see that the un- employed worker receiving ben- efits explored every avenue open to him, including the serv- ices offered by the manpower department.' There were many otner changes. Foremost, perhaps, is the extension of coverage to an additional 1.2 million workers and the increase in the ceiling on benefits to a week. With the reforms passed into law and beginning to take ef- fect, is it apparent that a main result has been to give the com- mission a face. Freed from collecting prem- iums-that job has gone to the national revenue the commission now is training staff to serve as claimant-assist- ance counsellors. Their principal aim will no be to find new jobs for their clients but to discover what help is needed and to advise where i can be obtained. Two or three weeks after a vorker begins to receive bene- its, he or she will be invited to he local commission office for an interview. The procedure is 'oluntary and to assure a confi- dential atmosphere, the com- mission has promised that no one will lose benefits as a result of the private discussions. The assistance program is being Ottawa tveekly livestock report OTTAWA (CP) Cattle of- ferings at the 10 public stock- yards from Monday to Thurs- day this week at head were about below the pre- vious week and fewer than in the corresponding week a year ago. Exports of cattle to the United States last week totalled 276 head, which went for im- mediate slaughter. The slaughter cattle market continues slow and uneven. Further scattered price de- clines were registered on near- ly all classes of slaughter cat- tle ?3.25p good yearling feeder hei- fers 32 to 33; fair to medium 30 to 31.75. Weaner hogs to light feeders to heavy feeders to Lethbridge Livestock Sales Monday to Friday: 460 cattle, 10 calves, hogs, 7" lambs. Butcher cattle unevenly 50 lower to higher in spots. Re- placement cattle generally steady. Trade moderately ac (CP) A local restaurateur pleaded not guilty here to a charge of failing to comply with an order of the British Colum- bia Broiler Marketing board by importing Alberta chicken with- out the board's permission. The charge against El Ran- cho Take Home was laid by Mark Wilton, mvner of a Prince George drive in, in what had been described as a manoeuvre to test the case in court. Trial was set for Aug. 23. El Rancho owner Henry Duchscherer said he wanted to take the case to court after failing to agree with the mar- keting board following a meet- ing last week. Both he and Mr. Witton had earlier expressed dissatisfac- tion with the board's ruling which prevented them from buying Alberta fowl. Both said they got better delivery service and better quality chickens from Alberta. Suppliers who violate board regulations are liable to fines from to or prison terms of up to six months or both. Prices on steers and heifer's varied from steady to lower for the week. Cows varied from higher to 50 cents lower. Feeder cattle met only a mod- erate demand at steady at lower prices. The calf market was dull and mainly 50 cents to lower. Hog prices were higher at all market centres, and good lambs were generally steady to ?2 lower. I Choice steers: Montreal 33 to J3.75; Toronto 34 to 35; Winni- peg 32.50 to 33.50; Saskatoon 31 to 32.23; Edmonton 31.25 to 32; Calgary 31.75 to 32.30. Good heifers: Montreal 25.50 to 26; Toronto 29 to 30; Winni- peg 27.50 to 28; Saskatoon 26 to 27; Edmonton 26 to 27; Cal- gary 27 to 27.75. Good cows: Montreal 23 to j 24.50; Toronto 23 to 24; Winni- peg 23 to 23.50; Saskatoon 21 to 22.25; Edmonton 21 to 21.75; Calgary 22 to 2250. Good feeder steers: Toronto 33 to 37; Winnipeg 31 to 36; 30 to 36; Calgary 31 to 33.50. Good and choice veal calves: Montreal 42 to 45; Toronto 34 to n44; Winnipeg 45 to 50; Saska- toon 39 to 43.50; Edmonton 44 to 43. Good lambs: Montreal 31 to 36; Toronto 34 to 27; Winnipeg 28 to 30; Saskatoon 23.70; Ed- monton 26 to 26.50; Calgary 27. Basic hogs: Toronto 25.15 to 26.60; Winnipeg 22.85 to 24.95; Saskatoon 22.15 to 23.20; Ed- monton 21.05 to 21.85; Calgary 21.75 to 22.25. Taber Livestock TABER Trade as reason- ably active with most classes holding steady. Cows were scarce with only a few medium grades on offer. Feeder steers were steady to 25 cents stronger. Feeder hei- fers were 50 cents higher. No calves were offered. All classes of hogs held steady. Good cows 21 to 22; fair to medium cows 20 to 20.90. Good yearling feeder steers over 700 Ibs. 33.30 to 34; fair tive. Good and choice steers over Ibs. butcher meeting fair demand prices 25-50 lower Steers under Ibs. are being discounted 50 per Good and choice butcher heif ers meeting an indifferent de- mand prices 25 more lower Medium and good cows selling generally steady. Canners an cutters higher. Bull Chicken importer faces trial PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. Saskatoon 30 to 34; Edmonton to medium over 700 Ibs. 32 to pe INSURANCE IS JUST NOT PART OF OUR BUSINESS -IT IS OUR ONLY BUSINESS Phone 327-3009 CONN VAN HORNE JACK WARBURTON Medium and good stacker ant feeder cattle meeting good de mand from local buyers a steady rates. Exports: 3 loads bulls countrj points, i Choice slaughter steers: 31.50 32.30, good 30.50-31.50, mediun 27-28.50; heifers choice heifers 27-27.60, good 26-27, medium 25 26; good cows 21.25-22.50, m dium 20-21, canners cutter 18-20.75; good bulls 26-27. Good feeder steers over 85 Ibs 30.50-31.75; good feeder he ers 27.50-30; good stock cow with calf at foot per pair; good light stock stee calves 40-45. Butcher hogs sold this wee 21.35-21.90 base price. Tber were 470 butcher hogs sold fc export price converted to 1 17.30 liveweight. There were in sufficient weaner or f e e d e hogs on offer to establish re able quotations. Good lambs 25-26. Perlich Livestock There were 509 head of liv stock sold this week at Perli Bros. Auction Market Ltd. Receipts incuded 161 call and 303 hogs. A good deman continues for all classes of liv sL.ock- Price quotations wer'e Follows: SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Choice steers 32 to 32.3 good heifers 27 to 27.85; go cows 22 to 22.80; medium c 20 to 22. Bulls 26 to 26.70. REPLACEMENT CATTLE: There were no light steers on offer. Steers 500 to 700 Ibs. 33 to 36.60; short keep feeder steers 31.50 to 33. Light grass heifers 2D to 32.25; feeder heifers 27 to 29.75; plain and medium quality cow- calf pairs 240 to 295. HOGS AND DAIRY CATTLE: Market hogs sold 20.95 to 21.75 this week. There was a very light run of weaner and feeder hogs this week. Weaners 6.50 to 10.75; light feeders un- der 100 Ibs- 11.75 to 15; bred gilts 37 to 44. Lightweight calves 90 to 120. gidly separated from the fraud ;ection branch. A worker still unemployed er 11 weeks of benefits may invited for a second inter- ew. More frequent meetings ay be scheduled if counsellor d client feel them worth jile. It is too early to say how the ogram will work on a national ,cale but some success already as been recorded in trial runs four cities. In Hamilton, It was found that me of the unemployed persons .along part were able to get ack to work faster. For 28 per nt of the test group, the aver- ge period of joblessness was ut to weeks from 13. OVERS NEW GROUND The new plan has involved the in the field of insur- ance against loss of income as a esult of sickness or pregnancy. Opposition to the change fo- largely on the effect it ould have on existing entploy- r-employee sickness insurance greements. The commission estimates lat about two million workers re in plans offering better pro- ection than that provided by re legislation. Another two mil- bn, however, are in inferior lans and an equal number ave no such protection. The trick now is to encourage Jiose employers with satisfac- programs to continue with lem while ensuring improved protection for the remainder. The commission has begun to atalogue all company plans in he country and intends reduc- ing premiums by close to one ourtli for those employers who meet its sickness insurance standards. If it succeeds in persuading employers to maintain their ex- sting plans, the commission can keep the cost of the spetia nsurance close to its original estimate of million in 1972. Should all employers end sick- ness insurance, the cost to the commission would balloon to 5230 million. Amazing things turn up in government books LEAVING HIS POST Arthur J. R. Smith, whose ec- onomic advice to the govern- ment fell on stony ground in recent months announced that he is leaving his post as chairman of the Economic Council of Canada. Smith, 45, who will head a private re- search organization, will stay on until October to preside over publication of the coun- cil's eighth annual report. Dental care plan sure thing WINDSOR, Ont. the Ontario Dental Association says a government- run dental insurance plan of some sort "is inevitable in On- tario in the 1970s." Dr. Lionel J. Schiller of Windsor said in an interview yesterday that the province's dentists have sug- gested to the provincial govern- ment that such a plan be started for three-year-old chil- dren. He said that each year a new group of children would be added to the plan, until event- ually everyone was in the scheme. Unemployment for July hits highest level LONDON (AP) The num- ber of unemployed workers in Britain rose in July to the high- est leve for this month in 31 years, the government reported tcday. The department of employ- ment said persons were out of work, more than in June. The figures were the highest for July since 1940 and compare with for February, 1963, when Hie worst winter in almost a century hit the construction industry. The percentage of u n e m- ployed in Britain now is 3.4 as compared with 3.2 in June, con- sidered high in Britain. In Northern Ireland, a chronically bad area, the percentage rose from 7.3 in June to 8.4 this month. By DAVE McINTOSH OTTAWA Govern- ment departments don't just spend. They take in money, too. For instance, the defence department earned last year from the sale of gar- All kinds of such fascinating detail turn up in Volume II of the 1970 public accounts is- sued by Auditor-General Max- well Henderson. For instance; Royal Canadian Mounted Police paid the Ca- nadian Corps of Commission- aires for protection services. sent 88 delegates to the United Nations General Assembly at a cost of for travelling expenses. 83-member footwear mission from the United States visited Canada. The in- dustry department picked up the tab for the travelling ex- penses of the Americans: same department also paid the travelling expen- ses for an airport equipment mission from Jamaica and Grand Cayman, a cattle mis- sion from Peru, a fur mission to Japan and Hong Kong, a hotel equipment mission to Pacific rim countries, an oil- field automation equipment mission to the Middle East and a rapeseed mission from Japan. lieutenant-governors are not equal- Those of On- tario and Quebec receive 000 a year each and those of all other provinces Prince Edward Is- land where the salary is are 12 diplomatic posts for Canadian military officers in Washington. "Re- presentational allowances' for these posts total a year. There now are 36 Cana- dian civilian diplomats in Washington. Canadian armed forces paid out in damage claims last year, mostly for vehicle accidents. cost to run Parliament, an increase of in a year. was the only province to make a financial contribution toward opera- tions of the federal-provincial constitutional secretariat: modest was spent in preparation for the next general election, whenever that is. public printing bu- reau took in from the public from sales of gov- ernment publications. It spent Canadian Wildlife Service is trying to help in buying back Canada. It paid an Arkansas mail for Last Mountain Lake in Sas- katchewan and a Califomian for a piece of the Tan- tramar Marsh in New Bruns- wick. Gauvin, Canadian ambassador to Ethiopia, was reimbursed for the cost of repairs to his personal car, damaged in transit to Ethio- pia from Canada. of the royal commission on bilingualism and biculturalism were paid at the rate of per work- ing day. Members of the royal commission on the status of women were paid per working day. Vimy Ridge still belongs to Canada Beef futures WINNIPEG (CP) Live beef futures Friday: Jiy Sep Nov Open High Low Close 33.25N 32.20B 31.50N Potato futures WINNIPEG (CP) Maritime potato futures Friday: Open High Low Close Nov 2.25N Mar 2.65N Apr 2.70N May 3.05A Unemployment payments dip OTTAWA (CP) Unemploy- ment insurance benefit pay- ments totalled million in May, down sharply from million in April, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics reported Friday. The May figure compares with million paid in May last year. This year's figures do not, however, include a 10-per- cent supplementary benefit ini- tiated Jan. 1. Exclusive of this supplement, average weekly benefits in May this year were compared with in April and in May last year. Citizen of year award shared EDMONTON (CP) Isabel Debney and T. B. Baker will share the Edmonton Jaycees citizen of the year award for 1971. Mrs. Debney helped establish Elizabeth House, a home for elderly ladies, and organized the Gray House Guild, which led to the opening of the Allen Gray Auxiliary Hospital in 1963. Mr. Baker, who is retiring as deputy superintendent of the Edmonton school board, suc- cessfully negotiated the begin- ning of Canada's first edu- cational television channel. He has since served on the board of the metropolitan Edmonton Educational Television Associa- tion. VIMY, France (CP) A few miles from Arras in northern France stand two white stone pylons commemorating the Canadians who served overseas during the First World War. Sitting atop a massive square base, ornate with sculptures and inscriptions, the Vimy monu- ment also recalls the Ca- nadians who died in the war. During one of the fiercest bat- tles of the war, Canadian troops took Vimy from the Germans in 1917. Vimy Ridge still belongs to Canada and there, on a 250-acre piece of land donated by France, stands the monument. The base of the monument, 25 feet high and 237 feet long, car- ries the names of Cana- dian soldiers who were killed in the war and whose burial place is unknown. The pylons carry the names of battles fought by the Canadian volunteers, about one-tenth of Canada's male population in 1917. Around the monument, distanl open country brings to mind various the north, Ypres where Canadians encountered their first mustard gas attack, Passchendaele ridge, Mount Sorrel woods and the Saint-Eloi marshes. Closer were Pestubert, Given chy, Hill 70 and Lens. To the south were Amiens, where the final march to victory began in August, 1918, and the low hills marking the Somme battle- grounds in 1916. The monument depicts the solid wall of defence. Sculptured figures represent the French, Canadian and British forces as well as Bravery, Sympathy, Sacrifice, Justice, Truth, Sd- enee, Death, Pain, Peace and lie Cross. Built of white stone taken from a Roman quarry in Yugo- slavia, the monument stands 138 feet high and weighs tons. It was inaugurated July 28, 1936, by King Edward VTII and Albert Lebrun, last president of the Third French Republic. Its dominant position on Arras, Douai and Lens made Vimy Ridge one of the most im- portant strategic points on tht Western front during the war. After unsuccessful attempts to get the Germans off the Ridge, the Canadians were finally given the task of getting Hill 145 in 1917. The attack began at dawn April 9, and more than 12 hours later, with dead or injured, the Canadians took the hill and won 2% miles of land. SAN DIEGO GETS GOP DENVER, Colo. (AP) San Diego, a southern California city just 55 miles from the Western White House, will be the site of the Republican Par- ty's 1972 presidential nominat- ing convention Aug. 21-24. REGULAR CATTLE SALE MONDAYS AT 1 p.m. Retiring From Farming? Sell your farm machinery, livestock and household effccli by auction. Lilt with ui now. Choice dam PRAIRIE LIVESTOCK LTD. PHONE 223-3921, TABER DAY OR NIGHT CITY COMMISSIONER CITY OF RED DEER THE POSITION. Chief executive and odminislrative official for a City of population. Responsible only to Council. THE CITY OF RED DEER is located midway between the Cities of Edmonton and Calgary in the centre of a prosperous mix- ed farming area, has provision for education up to and 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 all executive and admini- strative policies of the City, 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 of approximately 3.5 million. He is responsible for the regulation of all officials, deparments and staff, tho administration of all City property, and the operation of tho public utilities and services of the City. He is required to make recommendations to Council on all matters of City policy and on all mat tors of legislation whether local or otherwise. THE SAIARY RANGE is to per annum with starting salary range to per annum de- pending on qualifications and experience. Additional peniation includes pension, group life and group medical coverage. THE APPLICANT wo seek will have broac1 experience in the municipal field and considerable managerial and admini- strative experience. He will have initiative, energy and dedication. FURTHER INFORMATION regarding the City and duties oi the Commissioner may bo obtained from the Personnel Depart- ment, City Hall, Rod Deer, Alberta, APPLICANTS are requested to send full details of their quali- fications, experience and personal history, in confidence, to tho Chairman of the Personnel Commiltoo, City Hall, Red Deer, Alberta, not later than August 17th, 1971. LEADS SOVIET TRADE MOSCOW Japan has moved into first place in So- viet trade with capitalist coun- tries and by 1975 Soviet-Japa- nese trade will reach the record sum of billion, Ycvegni Pi- tovranov, vice-president of the Soviet Chamber of Commerce, said in a report carried by Tass news agency. THE STOCKMAN'S MARKET BUY TOP QUALITY HOGS from lending Hog Producer! Tuesday 1 p.m. WEANERS-FEEDERS-SOWS-BOARS DAIRY COWS-BABY CALVES-SHEEP SPECIAL 150 Weaner Hogs From One Owner FORT MACLEOD AUCTION MARKET NEXT WEEK ON TUES., JULY 27th at a.m. 500 HEAD 500 ALL CLASSES OF CATTLE For Information and listings Contact Market Hogs assembled 5 days a week Monday thru Friday BUY TOP QUALITY FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE L Thursday p.m. SPECIAL 100 Lightweight Calves 200 to 300 Ibs. PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. located In Tin Hub Of Southern Alberlo'i livestock Industry 3 Miles Emt Of Lolhbridga On Highway 3 And Vi Mill South BOX 1057, LETHBRIDGE PHONE DAY OR NIGHT 328-3951 ATTENTION HOG FARMERS ASSEMBLY LIC. NO. 212 AHPMB CONSIGN YOUR SLAUGHTER HOGS TO VANEE LIVESTOCK LTD. for the highest returns on your hogs We are the biggest hog exporters in Alberta. All ex- port hogs ore paid on livewoight basis. No on overweight hogs. Paid on 102 index. We have up-to-the-minute price trends on our hog selling machine, hooked up direct to the AHPMB office in Edmonton. Also hogs shipped daily to local packing plants pluf B.C. COME IN AND SEE HOW YOUR HOGS ARE SOLD ON TELEX MACHINE IOCATED AT THE ALBERTA STOCKYARDS (Room 206 Upllalrl) VANEE LIVESTOCK LTD. LIVESTOCK DEALERS AND ORDER BUYERS FAT HOGS SHIPPED DAILY PHONE 328-7331 ;