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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, 11, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Canada faces crisis No farmland in 40 years TORONTO (CP) Peter Hannam, chairman of the re- source development committee of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, said Monday that every hour, 26 acres of prime farmland in Canada go to other uses and if this trend continues there will be no farmland in good growing climates in Canada in 40 years. Mr. Hannam was speaking in favor of increasing food costs to preserve more agricultural land, in a debate at a confer- ence of the Community Planning Association of Canada. Murray Gaunt, Liberal member of the Ontario legislature foi Huron-Bruce, opposed the idea. He said that higher food srices to preserve more agricultural land would be "totally unacceptable" and the way to preserve land is through land- use planning controls. Mr Hannam said an increase in food costs at the consumer level would provide larger incomes to farmers in Canada and create the incentive for farmers to stay on the land. He said that because of the low income farmers receive, they are unable to hire "good labor." Mr. Gaunt said that the absence of land-use planning would mean more farmers leaving the land and that within 50 years. Canada might become dependent on other countries for food. Better to sell Mr Gaunt said that if the farmer can sell his land for 000 an acre, it is more profitable for him to sell than to farm He said that a consumer in the bracket spends 13 per cent of his wages on food while a person in the 000-a-year bracket spends 28 per cent on food. With an in- crease in the cost of food, he said, "there will be food for the rich and crumbs for the poor." Mr Gaunt said that through land-use planning, prime land could be preserved for farming instead of being sold to speculators for other uses. He said 2000 families leave the farm each year in Ontario- in some cases because it is more profitable to sell. Disaster areas declared Parts of Oklahoma and Kan- sas were declared federal dis- aster areas Monday as government officials and storm victims surveyed the ruins left by weekend tornadoes and flooding in four states. Twenty-three persons died in the storms and damage estimates topped million. President Nixon issued the disaster proclamations before he left for a tour of the Middle East. Hardest-hit areas now are eligible for federal relief funds, emergency housing and other assistance. Congratulations to Gentlemen III Men's Wear On Their Opening It was our pleasure to do the Plumbing Installations J. REIVE PLUMBING LTD. 2022 2nd Ave. N. Phone 327-5026 It was our pleasure to have been chosen to do all the PAINTING and DECORATING for Gentlemen Ill's fine new on 5th Street SCHULTZ PAINTING DECORATING College Mall Phone 327-6986 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS PARSONS COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC LTD. YOJ we'n we 1270 2rtd S., Phone 32B-8S8V Congratulation> GENTLEMEN 1, CONGRATULATIONS GENTLEMEN III MEN'S WEAR on the Grand Opening! of their 2nd Fine Store in lelnbridge INDUSTRIAL DESIGN NEIL D.JONATHAN 278-2878 Kettles panic unwarranted OTTAWA (CP) Public panic over lead emissions from certain brands of electric kettles is unwarranted, the president of the Canadian Medical Association said Monday. Dr. Peter Banks said in a statement "The problem has been blown out of all proportion to reality." "Hundreds of people have needlessly visited or telephoned their physicians. thrown out their kettles or stopped using them. It is a classical example of poor communications between health authorities and the media and in turn the general public." Electric kettles are suspected by medical authorities of being associated with high blood lead levels in two young children. The lead was traced to lead solder used in some kettles. Dr. Banks said "Lead poisoning due to this cause is restricted almost exclusively to young children and even then is very rare." Most of the kettles sold in Canada boil water with lead levels of less than 0.05 parts per million the maximum level considered safe tor human consumption, he said. Tell of experiences The Earl and Countess of Donouqhmere talk about their experience shortly after their release by IRA kidnappers in Dublin's Phoenix Park. A police patro car found them and brought them to police headquarters where this Picture was taken- The Earl's coat, which was given him by the IRA captors, is stained with his blood from a head wound. The Countess is wearing her husband's dinner jacket. We extend our hearty Congratulations to Gentlemen III Men's Wear on the completion and opening of their second fine store we wish the every success! GLEN LITTLE CONSTRUCTION LTD. GENERAL CONTRACTORS 206 31 Street North Phone 327-4876 is proud to announce the MEN'S WEAR LTD. JIM SCOTTY of their Second Store in Lethbridge at 331 5th Street South on Wednesday, June 12th, a.m. Yoor tremendous support of Gentlemen III Men's Wear since we opened 4 years ago has made it possible for us to open a second store m the city. Sometime aqo we purchased the remaining stock of Alberts Men s Ap- parefarTd after closing four weeks for major renovation to present to you we feel is the finest men's wear store in Lethbridge. Drop in and vis. us be sure to enter your name to win the many opening prizes. We are sure you wiN love the new surroundings. We will do our utmost to you our usual brand of friendly courteous service. Ron and Leo will welcome you at our new Store they are both well qualified and will be pleased to assist you. Win a great gift for Dad! or have Dad enter his own name for one of these grand opening prizes. Entry forms in the Store. M6n'S Sllit Courtesy of Shipley. Value S150.00 Men'S SUit Courtesy of SISO.OO Courtesy of Drapeshire. Value S150.00 Courtesy of PaulEdmond. Value S115.00 Courtesy of Lipson Pegasus. Currie Hickok .and Townlme SlaCkS Courtesy of Riviera. Stylemaster. and Days JaC Shift and Pant Set Courtesyof Don Parker Courtesy of White Ram courJesy of Currie. Hickok and Wings See Us For A Brand Selection or Father's Day Gifts "Now 2 Stores to Serve You Better" 331-5th Street S. 314-7th Street S, (kttoien J MEM'S WEAR LTfc "The Stores for Ladies who Shop for Men" 331 5th St. S. Phone 327-2620 H ;