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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE lETHDRIDCe HERALD T-hundtiy, July 27, 197] Marketing tackled HALIFAX joint fed- eral-provincial committee has been established to examine "immediately" systems of in- ter-governmental co-operation in seeking out increased mar- kets for Canadian farm prod- ucts, ;t was announced hero Wednesday. Federal Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson and his provincial counterparts emerged from he- hind closed doors following day-long talks to announce that "increased export marketing is essential to the further develop- ment and expansion of the Ca- nadian agricultural Industry." Provincial ministers were joined Wednesday by Mr. Olson on the final day of their three- day 23rd annual conference. In a brief statement following the meeting they said a four- member committee, made up of deputy agriculture ministers from Alberta, Quebec and Nova Scotia, would examine federal- provincial marketing policies and methods of co-ordinating them. The federal assistant dep- Scott given desk HOUSTON (AP) Col. David Scott, commander of Apollo 15 and one of three astronauts re- primanded recently for smug- gling 400 stamp covers to the moon and back, has been dropped from the astronaut corps and given a space agency desk job. Scott, 40, has been named technical assistant to the man- ager of the Apollo spacecraft program, officials announced Wednesday. Space agency spokesman Jack Riley said the new job is an appointment that takes Scott out of the astronaut corps. He Eaid the stamp incident was "one of the considerations" for the new appointment. He said Scott had no choice about remaining an astronaut. Scott, James Irwin and Alfred Worden, the Apollo 15 crew, were reprimanded by the space agency earlier this month for taking 400 unauthorized stamp covers to the moon and back. One hundred of the stamp cov- ers were sold later by a West German stamp dealer for about S1.500 each. I uty minister of agriculture also would sit on the committee. Powers of the committee were not revealed. However Dr. William Gillis, Nova Sco- tia's minister and conference chairman, told reporters the committee would report its find- ings to next year's conference. The statement said the minis- ters reached close accord in dis cussions relative to national market sharing in eggs and poultry products. Dr. Gillis said lie doubted this would mean an end to the "chicken and egg but at least they had marie a start. Throughout the conference delegates attempted to deter- mine what action could be taken to safeguard Canadian produc- ers from imports of eggs and poultry which could adversely affect the domestic pricing structure. ASSURES PROTECTION The statement said: "Mr. Olson assured the provinces that with the provision of a na- tional marketing agency, Cana- dian producers could be pro- tected from unfair competition within the terms of the general agreement on tariffs and trade." Mr. Olson said in an Interview that it would be impossible to establish import regulatory poli- cies sucli as tariffs on products coming into Canada. "We are in an international market and have to be careful about ony ac- tions we take." he said. The statement said there was some disagreement among provinces and Ottawa on the federal government's small farms development program. At present, only Alberta has signed an agreement with Ottawa on the plan. The statement said: "It was clearly indicated that some provinces were not prepared to accept the program." Under the program, provinces acquire land and make it available to farmers on low-interest terms. Mr. Olson said most provinces agreed in principle with the plan, but there was debate on the matter of administrative re- sponsibility. He said at least three prov- inces have indicated they are ready to sign agreements but are still studying the question of administrative responsibility. The statement said concern was expressed by the provincial and federal ministers over the rapid escalation in farm input costs and the effect this situa- tion was having on net farm in- come. Farm credit also was dis- cussed, but no firm agreement was reached. BRACED FOR IT Japanese Prime Min ister Kokuel Tcnaka braces himself 1o re- ceive a kisj from one of the 47 teen-age girls from all over ths world who were in Japan last week for the third Miss Young I nternational Beauty Pageant. The girls were visiting the prime minister's official residence. The prime minister Jaid that being kissed by so many pretty girls was more tiring than playing golf. (AP Wirephoto) Journal probes ground beef Hamburger hazard seen EDMONTON (CP) Ed- monton city health Inspectors arc powerless lo prosecute re- tailers selling ground beef with dangerously high bacteria counts, reports the Edmonton Journal. The newspaper has conduct- ed two investigations since June of fresh ground beef sold 'n the city and has found con- sumers face a potential health lazard because no provincial statutes in this area exist. Although a year ago Edmon- :on became the first Canadian city to issue bacteria-level guidelines for meat packers and retailers, the guidelines were merely suggestions, not. egally binding legislation. In Alberta, only milk bacter- a levels are regulated by pro- vincial statute. However, in a test case on meat this week, at least one Edmonton retailer faces pros- ecution by the city under the provincial health regulation irohibiting sale of Impure or adulterated foods. In this test rase the courts will determine whether high bacteria counts in meat can be regulated under existing pro- vincial legislation. Provincial Health Minister Neil Crawford is considering organizing a committee of ex- perts to recommend new food standards legislation, said his executive assistant, John Scrimshaw, after results of the first survey were published. The Journal purchased 16 random samples of ground beef, 14 from comer stores and two from different stores in B large chain, for its study. The samples then were re- frigerated on the spot and transferred to the University of Alberta food sciences labora- tories for testing by food micro- biolgoists. City health officials recom- mended a total bacteria count in ground beef should not ex- ceed in each gram and the coliform count for this size sample should not exceed 10. University of Alberta food microblologlsls TV Michael Stiles and Dr. Harry Jackson said higher counts are still tol- erable. They recommended total bac- teria counts for ground beef should not exceed one million In each gram, a total coliform count in one gram not over 100, and a slapliylococci count not over for this size sam- ple. The latest survey taken last Tuesday found one sample of hamburger had 500 times the bacteria level considered safe by city authorities. Other samples tested had bacteria counts as high or high- er than samples taken from the same stores In the June survey. Both city and university lab- oratory officials are calling for provincial regulations on bac- teria levels for all foods. No illnesses directly attribut- ed to bacteria contamination in beef have come to public at- tention in Edmonton. Premier leads trade mission EDMONTON (CP) A 40- member Alberta governmcnt- sponsored economic mission will visit Japan Sept. 1 to dis- cuss Alberta-Japanese trade and business relations, It was announced today. Premier Peter Lougheed, who will lead the mission, said it would "stimulate opportunit- ies for increased Alberta ex- ports to Japan, especially of agricultural products." It also would make Pacific rim coun- tries aware of the province's in that area. The mission stems from a commitment made by the gov- ernment when a Japanese ec- onomic mission visted Canada in 1971. Mr. Lougheed said It mil In- vestigate co-operative relation- ships between business and government in Japan, including manpower, employment plan- ning and research and develop- ment. Five cabinet ministers, 10 senior 'civil servants, 16 Indust- Thailand gives orders, not McGovern BANGKOK (Renter) Thai- land's top military leader was reported today to have said that his government would ask the United States to withdraw an estimated troops here if Senator George McGovern is elected president. The armed forces chief ol staff, Air Chief Marshall Dawee Chuliasapya, made his com- ment hi an Interview with the English-language Bangkok Post. "Senator George McGovern will be asked to withdraw American forces from Thailand immediately if he wins the Nov- ember presidential Dawee said. The number of U.S. troops, mostly airmen, in Thailand has recently increased from about to following the North Vietnamese military of- fensive in South Vietnam. McGovern has pledged to end U.S. involvement in Vietnam and to keep U.S. forces in Thai- land only until Hanoi frees all U.S. prisoners of war. Dawee said Thailand would not allow itself to be used by McGovern for is own purposes if he became president. "We are not an American col- ony. The United States cannot put in forces and pull them out whenever they please." Klondike Days attendance surges ahead of 1971 EDMONTON (CP) At- tendance at the Klondike Days exposition climbed to in partly cloudy weather Wednes- day, up from on the same day last year. Exposition officials said total attendance In the seven days of the fair so far of was about ahead of last year when the fair was not open on Sunday. Attendance last year for six days was TRAY PACK MEATS LTD. EFECTIVE JULY 31st OPEN MOM. thru FRI. 7 A.M. TILL 4 P.M. SATURDAY CLOSED AT A.M. 'I'm ffoins to conk out for a while' Teeter-totter tally: 132 hours TACOMA, Wash. (AP) was broken by Mike Smith. 13, teenagers from Dupont, Wash., have teetered their way to a world seesaw record of 132 con- secutive hours, with only a slight modification of their equipment en route to the feat. About half way through their ordeal, they added pillows to their seesaw seats. and Rodney Pierce, 15, Wed- nesday night. The two had planned to quit their marathon at 10 p.m. PDT, but continued to the witching hour to make sure they hadn't done it all for nothing. "They blew the fire siren off nl 12 said Dupont The old record of 130 hours I Mayor John G. lafrati. Home of line Brazier roodi Dairy Queen DELUXE BRAZIER BURGER AND MILK SHAKE NORTH STORE ONLY! NORTH STORE LOCATION ONLY! 516 13th STREET N. PHONE The youths said they origin- ally planned to teeter-totter only to break the record but later received pledges from busi- nesses and town residents to raise money for a pool table for a teen cenlrc and kidney fund for a Seattle girl "When I get done, I'm going to roll off here into a sleeping bag and conk out for a Smith said midway through his ups-and-downs. 4I will never marry now' says victim of accident rial executives and a liaison of- ficer from the federal depart- ment of industry, trade and commerce will accompany the premier. Discussions will be held with officials of Japanese industrial firms and government agen- cies. Vanilla extract consumed Quilt inquest KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) Robin Quilt, 20-year-old adopt- ed son of Chilcotin Indian Fred Quilt, testified Wednes- day at a second inquest in Mr. Quilt's death that it was RCMP constable Peter Eakins who threw his father out of a stall- ed truck. Robin's mother and aunt, who were also in the vehicle at the time, testified earlier that Constable Daryl Bakewell threw the 55-year-old man out and "jumped up and down on him." The RCMP were answering a complaint about a truck block- ing one lane of the Chilcotin highway near Alexis Creek, B.C., when the incident hap- pened Nov. 28. Fred Quilt died Nov. 30 In hospital at Williams Lake, B.C. and a first inquest returned a verdict of accidental and un- natural death. However, the second inquest was ordered be- cause two of the original jur- ors were associated with the RCMP. Robin Quilt was l.he second witness Wednesday to say he had been told of the beating, although he was at the scene when It Is alleged to havs oc- curred. He told the inquest the uni- formed officer opened the door on the driver's side of the truck and "grabbed my father by the shoulders and threw him out." He said he heard nothing ex- cept the policeman saying "we told you to get up, you son of a bitch." He also told the Inquest he and his father had been drink- Ing vanilla extract before leav- ing for Anahim early Nov. 28. He said there were five bot- tles of vanilla in the truck when they left to return to the re- serve. Dr. Han Lee, who performed the autopsy on Fred Quilt, laid Wednesday he would com- pletely Ignore and discredit the statements of two pathologlfits who testified at the inquest. Dr. Glen Martin of Kam- loops and Dr. John Sturdy of Vancouver told the Inquest that in their opinion a severing ot of the man's small bowel re- ported by Dr. Lee may have been done accidentally BJ he performed the autopsy. Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET II Lclhbridge Medicine Hat Pincher Creek Calgary...... Edmonton Banff Grande Frame Edson Penticton 83 Prince George 07 Kamloops........ 86 Vancouver 70 North Bay 53 Regina 69 North Battleford 61 Saskatoon 62 Winnipeg 73 Toronto Ottawa Quebec St. John's Halifax Charlottetown Fredericton Chicago New York Miami ...........86 Washington .......86 Los Angeles...... 81 San Francisco .61 Las Vegas ........104 Mexico City 72 Rome......... 82 Paris...........156 London 72 L Pre 51 54 1.10 44 50 .02 51 .02 53 48 55 53 46 .01 54 57 49 .02 58 51 55 .01 56 .02 55 .98 59 .16 61 .89 55 .98 64 .28 67 81 72 66 Berlin .........68 55 Brussels 57 Moscow 82 61 Tokyo 73 68 FORECASTS Lclhbridge Medicine Tcilay: Mainly sunny. Highs Lows near 55. Friday: Sunny. Highs in the mid to high I Calgary Today: Mainly sunny. Isolated thundershow- ers developing this evening. Higlis near 75. Lows 50 55. Friday: Sunny. Highs in the mid to high 70s. Kootcnay, and Friday: Sunny with a few afternoon cloudy periods. A little warmer on Friday. Highs today near 85 and 85 to 90 on Friday. Lows tonight about 50. MONTANA East of Continental Divide- Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms most a c t i ve eastern Montana this afternoon and evening. Fair and not quite so warm in the west Friday. Highs today 85 to 95. Lows to- night 50 to 60. Highs Friday "Is. West of Continental Divide- Mostly sunny today and Friday except brief cloudy Intervals during isolated thundershowers this afternoon. Highs both days 85 to 90. Lows tonight 45 to 55. BRISBANE, Australia (Reu- ter) A 23-year-old woman who says she lost all interest in men after a car accident in 1968 was awarded more than in damages by the Supreme Court today. Gloria Irene Busby suffered Fallout detected CHRISTCHURC1I, N.Z. (Reu- ter) Radioactive fallout from the recent French nuclear test at Mururoa atoll in the South Pacific has been delected in New Zealand, a scientist said today. call i! (jnils SAICON TAP) Badly mauled South Vietnamese para- troops retreated from (he Quang Tri Citadel carrying their dead and wniinflrrl in rubber ponchos slung from poles, giving up the bkiiidy fight for the Jiilh-ccnliiry fortress, field Informants re- ported todny. "They were Inking 150 casual- ties a (lay and it just wasn't worth hanging in one t'.S ndvi.ser told Associatoil Prrs.i ronTfijvmdonf I) c 11 n i s Mould In Qunng Trl. brain damage, lacerations and abrasions when a car driven by a friend crashed on April 1C, 1968. Awarding the damages, the court said the woman had claimed in evidence: "I will never marry now." The court said that before the accident Miss Busby had been a normal, healthy girl, but now the evidence of doctors indi- cated that chances are poor of her ever leading a happy mar- ried life. THE EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL THURS., FRI., SAT. in Hit CABARET "SHYLOCK" 'it ADMITTED FREE FRIDAY LADIES ADMITTED FREE WE WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY j Saturday, July 29th For Stock Taking! GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Phone 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COUUTIiSV OF AMA All highways In the Loth- bridge disrlict are bare and dry. Highway 1, Trims Canada Highway, bare and dry. POUTS OF ENTRY (Opening nnd Closing Coulls M hours; Carwny (i a.in lo midnight: Del Doniln R n.m. lo 9 p.m.; Itonsrvillr, H.C. (1 ;i in. lo midnighl; Kingsgnlr. It.f 2-1 hours; Pnrlliill llykerla fl am. lo midnight; Chief Mountain 7 ii.ro. In 10 p.m.I Wlklhnrme, B lo 8 p.m. ;