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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, 10, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 5 Gasoline price hike 5-6 cents OTTAWA (CP) The average price of gasoline increased five to six cents a gallon in the last five months, bringing prices to 69.8 cents for premium and 64.48 cents for regular, the Canadian Automobile Association said today. The association based its findings on a survey of 559 gasoline retail outlets across the country last week. Gasoline prices increased hy two or three cents east of the Ottawa Valley, the association said. West of the valley, the increase was greater, totalling 11 cents in Manitoba. Highest priced gasoline in the country was between 74 and 75 cents a gallon tor premium and 68 to 70 cents for regular. Those prices were being charged in Thunder Bay, areas of northwestern Ontario, easier Quebec and the Saint John, N B., area. On the other end of the scale, drivers in Regina, Calgary and Edmonton were paying 58 cents for regular and between 63.5 and 63.86 for premium. May car, truck sales highest in history New aid Control of airline sought TORONTO (CP) Canada's major car and truck manufacturers report sales during May were the highest for any month in history. General Motors of Canada Ltd. reported sales of cars and trucks, topping the previous record of in March. 1973. by more than 18- per-cent Ford Canada Ltd. had sales of units, up almost 13- per-cent over the previous record of in May, 1973. Chrysler Canada Ltd. sales were up more than six- per-cent from the earlier record of in April of this year American Motors (Canada) Ltd. sold cars, highest May sales in the company's history and up 28-per-cent from in May of 1973. All in a day's work Justice Minister Otto Lang interrupts a day of hand-shaking during weekend campaigning to stroke a cow at a 4-H Club exhibition in Ernford, Sask. for swine producers VICTORIA (CP) The provincial government has reached an agreement with the swine committee of the British Columbia Federation of Agriculture on an income assurance program for swine producers. Agriculture Minister Dave Stupich announced Thursday. In a news release, the minister said the program will be retroactive to Jan. 1 and will supplement temporary assistance in effect between Dec. 1, 1973 and May 31. Mr. Stupich said the program calls for the continual payment of premiums into a fund by both producers and the government. The fund will be used to pay any indemnity indicated by a formula taking into account the difference between the basic industry cost and market returns Work on oil pricing policy NOTICE Effective June 15.1974 The parts and service departments will be closed ALL DAY SATURDAY Regular hours: Monday thru Friday a.m. to 12 Noon p.m. to p.m. FLEMING MOTORS LIMITED CHARLOTTETOWN (CP) Premiers is preparing a The Council of Maritime position on oil pricing policy which it will present to the federal government soon, the premiers said Saturday. 1 Ave. 7 St. S. Phone 327-1591 Following a two-day meeting the premiers said they discussed various aspects of oil pricing policies and agreed to continue their work in establishing joint positions for continued negotiations with the federal government Premier Alex Campbell of Prince Edward Island, chair- man of the meeting, said the formula should be ready within a few weeks but with the federal election campaign now under way it would probably take some time before a government is ready to deal with it. He did not indicate what the joint position would be. The premiers also discussed the position they will take when they discuss energy matters with New England governors in Sugar Bush, Vt.. next week. Asked whether the energy- squeeze which affected the At- lantic region last winter would change the tenor of the talks from last year when the Mari- time provinces were in a good energy position, Premier Ger- ald Regan of Nova Scotia said his province still has the Bay ot Fundy tides which could eventually be harnessed for the use of the Maritime provinces and New England and the deep water port of Canso for location of refineries. Energy would still be a most important subject at the Ver- mont conference. The three premiers discussed the use by P.E I. and Nova Scotia" of power from New Brunswick's nuclear plant expected to be in operation in 1980. No formula for using the power was worked out but talks are continuing. Takeover bid unwelcome VANCOUVER (CP) The President of Pacific Western Airlines Ltd. says a takeover bid from White Pass and Yukon Corp. Ltd. is unwelcome. Donald N. Watson said it was the fifth takeover bid in seven months, including another attempt by White Pass eight weeks ago. He said PWA's board of directors met here to discuss the White Pass move. White Pass gave notice to the Air Transport Committee of the Canadian Transport Commission last Wednesday that it plans to acquire control of PWA. Both companies are based in Vancouver. If the CTC allowed the action to proceed, White Pass would make a cash bid to all shareholders of PWA to acquire about 1.4 million common shares There are 2.3 million PWA shares outstanding No price has been announced B C. Samis. chairman of the PWA board of directors, said he is entirely opposed to the takeover bid. 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