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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta let One Call do It Ah Airlino and Steamship Reservations Hotel Reservations U Drives, Ground Tours For All Travel Requirements Call ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE Phonti 328-8184 328-3201 The LctMnridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lelhbridge, Alberta, Monday, June 12, 1972 PAGES 9 TO 16 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLOG. 740 4th AVE. S. LE1HBRIDGE, AlBERTA Summer is coming. Be ready with a pair of Prescription Sunglasset. Lethbridge meat prices are on the increase and here's why By RIC SWIHART Herald SlafI Writer Canada's beef system today has evolved from t h e old range driving i-', days lo a ag- gregale of or- g a n i z alions, and a'ctiv i lies w In c h are concerned with the produc- tion and distribution of beef, from the producer to the con- sumer. Various government and private agencies and organi- zations, as part of the total beef system, interact through numerous programs and poli- cies with Ihc activities of the beef industry. The beef industry itself is composed of several interde- pendent sectors, all with the ultimate purpose of providing beef for Hie consumer. Alberta in general and Lethbridgc in particular are considered by most to he the beef capital of Canada. Of the total kill in federally inspect- ed slaughter houses in Can- ada this year, Alberta accounted for 40 per cent in Jcnuary, 41 per cent in Feb- bruary, 39 per cent in March and 38 per cent in April. With a population of 1.6 million, Alberta accounted for more animals killed than On- tario with a population of 7.6 million. This puts a strain on the Alberta meat scene, since only five per cent of the kill in the tiiree major packing plants remains in the area. The rest goes lo the large Ontario and Quebec markets. The three major packing houses in Lelhbridge are ac- t u a 11 y "surplus slaughter houses" winch kill callle for the eastern markcl. It has been estimated that 95 per cent of the meat processed in Lelhbridge enters the Ontario and Quebec market. The greatest percentage of the beef processed in Leth- bridge is graded Canada Choice or at the very least, Cansda Good. The beef system, in all parts of Canada, originates Meat prices seem to hove been on Ihe increase at a far greater rale than other food prices during the past few years. But when com- pared with other com- modities, have they Canadians eat more meat than people almost any- where else in the world, and recently Canadian ranchers have not been producing as much meat as the country has been eating. Herald reporter Ric Swi- hart examines the Can- adian meat situation in a series of articles this week. with the ranching and farm- ing community which main- tains the beef herd. Besides these producers, or cattle- men, it includes feedlot oper- ators, livestock marketing agencies, meat packers, wholesalers and retailers. As figures go, the beef in- dustry has had an increase in cattle numbers on farms to 10.5 million. Tlu's is an in- crease of 25 per cent from 1961. These animals constitute the major source of beef for Ihe domestic market, but in- cluded in the total beef pro- duction is about 30 per cent whicli originates from the dairy industry. Total beef production in Canada in 1970 was 1.8 billion pounds, but for Ihe same yea r, domestic consumption was 1.834 billion pounds or 86 pounds per capita. Thus, Canada has the past throe years been on the im- port side of the ledger while in years previous, she export- ed more than she imported. Officials, assuming that Ca- nadian population and econ- omy will experience a sim- iliar rate of growth, are pre- dicting that the demand for beef will increase by 2.5 lo four per cent per year. When talking of Canada in ths international beef mar- kel, only a small portion is dressed meat. Ccrlain quanti- ties of lean boneless beef are imported from Australia and New Zealand and Ihis trade is expected to continue. Also, large amounts of finished car- casses are put into the U.S. and Japanese markets. The major trade is with live animals between Ihe XI.S. and Canada, however. When prices are high due lo a shorlagc of supply in one country, producers ship ani- mals to that country and vice versa. Because of the shortage of cattle on the Alberta scene now, live animals are being imported lo keep the packing houses busy. Animals are being brought in from the U.S., but Ihis can't he looked at on a short lerm basis. As the market shifts lo the over-supply sit- uation in Canada and as prices for live animals fall, Canadian producers will look to the higher priced market in the U.S. Correspondingly, the price of beef in the stores should also drop. Experts consider this very fact the culprit for the pres- ent high beef prices, with tho rest of the food induslry rid- ing the shirt tails of beef to the present high crest. Since beef consumption leads all other meat products in annual totals, it is also the guiding force in Ihe industry. More Tuesday. City council to 'let down hair' For council members only no adminislration, no press, no general public. That could be an appropriate sign on the dear of Council chambers this afternoon. City council members want the chance to "let their hair in Alderman Vera Ferguson's words, to discuss certain pro- cedures and possible future de- elopments "without worrying xmt being quoted." Aerial view of existing Lethbridge Research Station facilities. New million building has been announced for the station (See Page Alberta tourism officials want grant system changed By RUDY HAUGENEDER Herald Slaff Writer CALGARY Alberta's 12 tourist zones unanimously agree ths existing provincial grant system to Ihe tourist in- dustry is inequitable and needs revamping. Meeting here Sunday, the Travel Industry Association of Alberta decided to hold a July meeting to secure opinions on a new crant structure. The new formula would then be forwarded to the provincial government for consideration. The attack on tlio controversi- al grant system ivas spoar- CLIHF BLACK, i Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB lower level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 127-2522 leaded by Zone 1 southern Alterta which also submitted a brief on a new formula. The Travel and Convention Association of Southern Al- berta brief was a copy of one sent to Tourism Minister Bob Dowling. Don Hayes, the recently-ap- pointed director of the Alberta Government Travel Bureau, says the current formula is un- der review and welcomed any suggestions from the affected zones. Frank Smith, executive vice- president of TCASA .said in an interview: "The grant formula should provide a firm base for all zones to develop from. "The government should get out of the business o[ trying to affect the kind of zones have since each zone is distinctively different from the other. "Only zone directors know what is best for each zone" anci :he provincial formula should equate their needs in relation [o the province's program, lie said. The TCASA study brief to the TIAA noted: "The existing grant program was based largely upon the program extant in British Co- lumbia and turned out to be a clumsy adaptation of a pro- gram designed for a completely different millieu. "It produced notliing but con- flict and confusion and was a s ourc e of dcvisivc ness within the tourist industry of AJberta." The brief denounced a pro- vincial government claim that it was paying GO per cent of total zone expenditures as false. Inquest planned What Every Good Medicine Chest Should Have DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN GEORGE RODNEY Haig Medical Bldg. 401 5th 51. S. 601 6lh Ave. S. free Delivery Cnll 328-6133 Call 327-3364 Jack Stanley Soltys, 21, 728 8th S-, died early Saturday mor- ning at the Lethbridge Munici- pal Hospital. Soltys was shot in the abdo- nen, at close range, with a .308 :alibre hunting rifle during an ncident at (lie home of John Ducks okay A total of three minor in- juries and damage re- sulted in n unique accident shortly after p.m. on Highway 5, six miles south of the city. RCMP report a car driven by Barry Clark Hosenfelt, 20, Coal- hurst had stopped to allow a mother duck and several wild ducklings to cross the road when it was hit from behind by a car driven by Bruce Meldnim Keggic, 53, of 706 7th Ave. S. The force of Ihe accident caused the Rosenfelt car to overturn and come to rest on its roof on the highway. Vicky Lund, 14, of 2707 8th Ave. N., received minor cuts to Ihe head, Florence Rosenfelt, 45, and Wendy Rosenfelt, 14, both of 1813 4th Ave. N., re- ceived only minor injuries as result of the accident. All were passengers in the Rosenfelt car. At last report from t h c RCMP mother and ducklings were doing [me. This claim produced a back- lash from businessmen who would not contribute lo zone programs they felt were pri- marily sponsored through gov- Hotel David Bairti, 25, 325 20tii St. N., April 15. A charge of attempted mur- der against John liaird, o( Lelhbridge, arising from the in- cident was dropped at the con- elusion of a preliminary hear- ing in Lethbridge magistrate's court June 8 for lack of evi- dence of intent. Lethbridge coroner Dr. John E. Morgan said autopsy was performed following (he death, but final results will not be available for a few weeks. "There will also be an in- quest concerning t h c Soltys death, but no date lias yet been he said. Soltys had been released from hospital from June 5 to !0 lo testify at the preliminary hearing June 8. At that time lie was able to walk .only with a cane and additional help from persons on either side of him. manager injured Walter Mysyk. 37, 1262 611) Avo. A S., remained in St. Mi- chael's General Hospital Ihis morning in satisfactory condi- tion following an emergency operation Friday night for a ruptured spleen. Mr. Mysyk, manager of the Plainsman Hotel licenced iremisos, was injured in an in- cident at Hie hotel, but it was not reported to the police until 10 was taken to hospital. Police officials said the inci- den'. report had been delayed because, at first, the hotel man- agement thought it too minor to report. A hospital spokesman report- ed Mr. Mysyk was out of ted and walking at press time this morning. Police investigation continues and no charges have yet been laid. Opening postponed The official opening of the Family Y's new campground southwest of Cardston, sched- uled for Sunday afternoon was postponed because of rain. The opening will be held next Sun- day, June 18 instead, but tfie campground is open for camp- ers now. ernmenl funds, said Mr. Smilh n presenting the brief. On top of that, he said, i egislature debate disclosed Ih condilions set forth by the existing formula could not b [nlfilled. The various factors differ entiating the zones should Ix. >uilt into the new formula, the irief urged. In order lo strengthen th Crowing tourist industry, a min imum grant of shoul provided to each zone in order to hire a full time qual: fied zone manager and suppir staff. The necessity of employin fully trained qualified staff wa evidenced at the Calgary meet It was visibly evident that majority of zone directors %ver not sufficiently versed an knowledgeable in tourism f plan and conduct promotio programs. Zone directors arc indivk uals who, while tourist motiva ed, obviously lacked prope backgrounds to effect i v e 1 make use of the existing too available. More liquid sunshine Sunlanners hoping lo get ;olden brown today and Tues- lay will either have lo use that nstant lotion that tans with or vilhout sun or else forget it, be cloudy periods with y separated showers are fore- cast. Winds loday will be 25 mph and gusty, with temperaturi lighs of 60 to 65. A low of 45 is expected for his evening. The weekend wasn't one o jethbridge's usual sunny ones Though the sun did come ou Saturday and the high went up .0 8-3, it went down to 59 i lie evening with .18 of an ine of rainfall. Sunday was cool with a hig of 64, a low of 50 and .16 inche of rain. Lethbridge receive more than half an inch of rai during the weekend, with wind gusting up to 50 mph- The superintended of Watei ton Lakes National Park sai the park received "a lot' rain over the weekend. He sai the weather was extreme] cold with liigh winds. Waterlon was descried Sur- day afternoon except for Ih trailers in Ihe townsiie cam] People began leaving in tr morning as early as 7 o'clocl The weather Ihere today reported the same as Sunday "only windier." No formal decisions can he .ade, but some air may bo eared. The meeting, scheduled for :30 p.m., will be informal, ith no rules of procedure to and no set agenda. It is understood the subjects o be discussed will range from onduct at regular, council nettings to a priorities list for uch developments as a pro- osed new arena and the bridge o West Lethbridge. Student fob market The student office of the Can- .da Manpower Centre reported a need today for a delivery boy vith a motorcycle, a compan- on, a cook, a waiter, a taxi driver, and a clerk typist. Waitresses, cannery workers, commission salesmen, chamber maids, production line workers, experienced painters and beet hoers are also required. The student office is located at 323 7th St. S. or telephone 323-8164. FISHERMAN'S SPECIALS! 2-PIECE SPIN CASTING ROD AND REEL SPECIAL O.95 HANDY FISHERMAN'S TOOL for every fishing SPECIAL I Op 6-INCH STEEL LEADERS 30-lb. test SPECIAL fkg. of 3 Call 327-5767 DOWNTOWN AIR CONDITIONING Alcon Refrigeration ltd- For best buy in Air Conditioning Phono 327-5816 IT'S, COMING! THE BIGGEST SALE IN THE LAST 25 YEARS SEE TOMORROW'S PAPER National Dept Stores 25th ANNIVERSARY SALE AUCTION BARN 2508 2nd Ave, N. Regular Tuesday Sale-June 13 P.M. 3 saddles, forge quantity of cement and morlar, lawn swing, Sunbeam electric lawn mower, trunk and suitcases, cribs, box spring and mattress, chesterfields, 3 fridges, TV's of all makes and models, automatic lamps, carpet vacuums, 6 snow shovels, 1 doz. garden shovels, garden tools galore, rolfawoy col, drapes, rugs, dressers and chests of drawers, floor ATTENTION TRAILER BUILDERS: We have on offer melal doors, 6 gal. water healers, auramnlk toilets, single aluminum sinks and double stainless ileel sin Vs. Ranges, glassware, garbage cans, brown arm chair, barrel dolly, battleship lino, hand crank gramophone, Marconi cabinet model radio, baby stroller, push mowers, TV an- tennas, portable sewing machine, electric broom, fertilizer carls, wringer woshers, bedroom suite. Ranger 12 ga. single shot sholgun, fawn chairs, olcclrfc motors, trailer hitches, in. wafer pump, oulomoiir. broiler, car radios, old bond cronk forge. DOORS DOORS DOORS WINDOWS WINDOWS WINDOWS COMING AUCTION EVENTS: Saturday, Jure 17th, complete household" effects. Saturday, June 24th. Tremendous antique bygone sale. Many more ilems too numerous lo litt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATfON CONTACT SOUTHWEST AUCTION SERVICES Phone 327-1222 2508 2nd Ave. N. Auctioneer: REED HAWTHORNE BILL HOPE-Lic. 845 Representative ;