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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta i cAZWi? The Lethbtidge Herald THIRD SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Friday, June 16, 1972 PAGES 23 28 Govt. urged to tighten youth program finances OUT OF THE DOGHOUSE Whether Rover is prac- tising canine chivalry or just afraid of a peck on the nosa is not certain since a Muscovy duck with motherly in- stincts look up residence in bis house recently. Rover lives with the Lyle Hutton family on a form near London, Ont. Weather poses biggest problem in shipping grain to West Coast By JIM NEAVES EDMONTON (CP) The tracks of Canada's two major railways wind and twist through the Rockies en route to Vancouver from the Prai- ries and the problems in- volved in moving grain to West Coast terminals have the agriculture industry going around in circles. Huge grain sales to Russia, China and Japan during the last few years have made shipping through Vancouver mandatory, causing problems unheard of over the tradi- tional route of clearance through the Lakehead. With favorable weather there are only minor prob- lems, but severe winter weather throws the system into turmoil. The grain route through the Rockies, essential to the eco- nomic well-being of prairie producers, was frequently clogged by snow during the January-March period this year. Canadian National Rail- ways alone was hit with 29 snowslides and 20 derailments in the mountains between Jan. 14 and March 8. HELPED CATCH UP With spring, the immediate problem was alleviated with both railways leasing addi- tional boxcars and diesel units to catch up on the grain back- log. R. S. Allison of Winnipeg, vice-president of CP Rail's Prairie region who was sta- tioned in Vancouver for some time, says the consultation on solving the problem by all segments of the industry is "tremendous." A. M. Ilunciman of Winni- peg, United Grain Growers president, says the problem arose because no one knew the capability of the facilities that existed to move grain to Vancouver. "A year ago it was almost thought ludicrous to talk about unloading 700 cars a day al he said. "The terminal operators thought it could be done and their feeing is one of gratifi- cation now lhat 800-plus have been handled and can be maintained." OTHER GOODS MOVED Along with grain, the rail- ways are faced with an in- creasing volume of other goods to and from Vancouver. Charles Gibbings of Winni- peg, Canadian wheat board commissioner, says the trans- portation system to the West Coast must be expanded be- cause of these factors. In 1M7, only 37 million bushels of grain were shipped llirough Vancouver. During the current crop year, which ends July 31, it is expected a 350-million-bushel target will be achieved. TI-.S.C have been many sug- gested solutions to the prob- lem of having enough grain at Vancouver so that ships won't be kept waiting during bad weather. They range from extending terminal storage capacity to providing more tracks to hold boxcars, improved or alter- nate rail routes and greater use of facilities at Prince Ru- pert, 450 miles north of Van- couver. CP Rail is replacing its wooden snow sheds in the mountains with reinforced concrete. AVOID EXPANSION The two huge prairie wheat pools, Saskatchewan and Al- berta, don't want to become involved in providing more storage capacity at Vacou- ver because of the major cap- ital investment required. Such capital would have lo be prov- ided by farmer-members al ready financially hard pressed. E- K. Turner, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool president, says most of the terminals at Van couver could be expanded The pool's own terminal can store 5.4 million bushels of the port's tolal storage capacity of almost 25 million bushes. He says expansion is beini investigated but "we have I be careful that the provision of storage facililies is no Poultry farmer has ver-extended, placing a lajor cost burden on the -hole of the industry." Mr. Turner, with oilier prai- ie industry spokesmen, advo- ates a combination of addi- pnal storage capacity, more racks on which to store cars nd perhaps alternate rail outes through the mountains. OT FULLY USED Gordon H a r r o 1 d, Alberta Vheat Pool president, says he pool's 7.3-million-bushel erminal at Vancouver has not been fully used. The takeover if Federal Grain by the pools provided Alberta with space an additional 7.1-million >ushels at Vancouver for a 14.4-million-busliel capacity. Based on heisays, it would not be "economically sound" for Ihe Alberta Pool to increase its storage capacity. The pool spokesmen say the irospect of moving 400 million jushels out of Vancouver is a :act for the coming year, but there's nothing to guarantee tliis level in future. E. A. Boden of Regina, Sas- katchewan Federation of Ag- riculture president, says the transportation system into Vancouver must be improved. "It is very seldom the Sas- katchewan Pool terminal has been asked to work at capac- By RICHARD JACKSON Herald Ollnwa Bureau OTTAWA Already there is opposition concern in the Com- mons that some of the mil- lion the federal government is spending currently in its Oppor- imities for Youth Program, ould go adrift. Some funds went astray in st year's program, two Con- e r v a t i v e parliamentarians larged yesterday. And they asked Stale. Sccre- ary Gerard Pelletier to run a ghtcr financial OYP ship this ummer. Conservative MP William koreyko of Edmonton East vanted to know if of an OYP grant to a group of "ex- >rison inmates" in Alberta was nissing. The state secretary didn't ;now, but promised to check. lie assured the House that when money was missing from projects, his department ran it down, and that there usually was restitution made. Later outside the House, Mr. Skoreyko said he believed the grant had involved of which had vanished. This was news to Mr. Pelle- lier who said the only OYP grant in Alberta connected with ex-convicts was one not to any drew it from the government to organize what he called 'The General supposedly a shop in Guclph where young people could secure goods at bargain prices." Last year, MPs acled as OYP paymasters, delivering the State Secrelary's cheques to project managers. "I took one look at 'The Gen- eral recalled Mr. Hales, talked to its draft-dodging manager and brought the cheque straight back to Ottawa. "But Mr. Pellelier's depart- ment mailed it back to the draft-dodger and there went Mr. Hales and other opposi- tion MPs protest that no audit was made last year of any grant of less than "so there was, in reality, no check on the spending of those mil- lions of dollars." This year, he says, audits will be made of grants over Which means, he complains lhat of the 10 OYP programs in the Wellinglon-Guelph area, worth some only one will be audited. "The he protests, "home free to spend it as they will." Protection being sought more ity and this is the first thing to be done." He said there would be no problem "if we can get the railways through in the winte time." SEEK SOLUTION Jack Messer, Saskatchewan agriculture minister, says his department will make recom- mendations soon on grain transportation improvements which will be relatively low in cost. His Manitoba counterpart, Sam Uskiw, said the problem goes far beyond grain move- ment and his province quar- rels with national transporta- tio policies. "If Canada is serious about developing a national trans- portation policy it must be done on the utility concept to allow the development of all he said. "The idea that every line must earn a buck is not in keeping with the needs of the developing areas of Canada and as a national policy we think it is wrong-" He said it appears that be- cause the railways have not been making much money on grain handling, they decided not to innovate and this brought "us lo (he present chaotic situation." three years ago are with what they see group of prisoners, but to a youth organization concerned with rehabilitation of former prison inmates. Alfred Hales, Conservative MP for Wellington, on the sec- ond round of questions about OYP, charged the state secre- tary's department with "con- cealment of information." The state secretary count- ered, in the Commons, that Mr. Hales had been given the direc- tor's phone number and that this should have been enough. Trouble was, Mr. Hales later explained, was that number was that of the Ontario, not the re- gional director whose name and address continued to be a mys- tery. It was important to Mr. Hales, for this unknown director bad an OYP grant for to take a group of Wellington County young people on a canoe trip through Northern Ontario to "show according to the departmental program, "the grandeurs of nature." And "nobody, the kids, their parents or myself can find out how lo get in touch with ihis in reports Mr. Hales. "Everyone wants to go on the trip and nobody can find the or- ganizer with that of gov- ernment money to finance it." What worries Mr. Hales, too, is his experience with a regional OYP grant for in his area last year. "It was he relates, "lo an American draft-dodger who By DOUG WILLIS EUREKA, Calif. (AP) A majestic sweep of giant red- taller than a 30- storey today in the serene sanctuary of Red- wood National Park, no longer threatened by the saws, axes and bulldozers of loggers. But few of the conservation- ists who fought so hard for creation of the park more than pleased in thi stretch along Cali- fornia's rugged coast 300 miles north ot San Francisco. Conservationists want the park expanded to protect an- other acres of redwoods from cutting by the lumber companies who own virtually al the land surrounding the park. One thing seems agreed upon by all Nationa Park is not much of a.park yet The park today is a hodge podge of parcels of state- anc federally-owned tracts mixed in with private timber land. It ex tends nearly 60 miles along th coast, including 30 miles of rug ged, fog-shrouded coasta beaches and bluffs. About hal is virgin timber and the othe half is once-logged as recently as 1966. The park's most notable a traction is a 500-year-old red wood tree which stands 307. feet high and is believed to b the tallest living thing.onjar But the tallest tree is 8 miles from the nearest visito parking, outside of the park and park supterintendent Johr Davis estimates only 800 to l.OOC persons made the long hike las year to visit the tree. Alto gether, only 685 signed the vis itor's register at the tree. That is not a sign of failure Davis, who feels he is still ge tng started on the task of ma! ng a national park. But it is point of deep disappointment many area residents, countin on tourism trade from the par to augment their sagging, lii ber-based economy. Brochures for visitors say the I irk was created "primarily to rotect a representative seg- lent of old-growth redwoods ind outstanding coastal sce- ery." A master plan which has not et been presented to Ihe U.S. ongres for adoption, has upset onservatonists, because it con- edes the present joundaries to be final. It also ays the park shall be managed s "a natural area" of the Na- i o n a 1 Park System, which vould preclude some of the in- ensive park development some icrsons hoped would be the lase of a large tourist industry. S'OTE ESTHETICS The primary objective in the master plan is lo "insure that here will always be superlative jroves of redwood that poses he esthetic quality for which the park was established." Even that is disputed by some .oggers, who say the redwoods vill die if simply kept in the ;ort of preserve conservalion- sis want the national park to be. Kramer Adams, conservator ircctor of the California Red- wod Asociation, the spokes- man for the area's lumber com- panies, said redwoods in their mtural stale were periodically :hinned by fire. The fires cleared the way for new redwood growth and kept the redwood forest constantly regenerating itself, he said. "But now we've protected them from fire, and they'll pro- tect them from cultng in ths national forest. Someday the only redwods left will be those planted by the industry." C. Robert Barnum, a Eureka businessman and a member of the park's master-plan team, says there will never be any economic boom from the park, or any large tourist or conven- tion facilities built at the edges of the park. Migrant tomato pickers beaten, kept against ivill RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) Six men have been accused of vio- lating the United States Consti- tution's anti-slavery provision by beating migrant tomato pick- ers and keeping them against their will in an abandoned, tum- bledown schoolhouse, authori- ties said. The men, all from Forest City, Ark., were indicted here by a federal grand jury in Tampa on charges of conspiracy and in- voluntary servitude. "Overt acts in the conspiracy included forcibly returning mi- grant workers to the camp, pre- venting and also beating several workers who altempted to leave the said the FBI special agent in charge at Tampa, J. F. Santoiana. The wile of one of the men charged said "all the workers seem to be happy" and there was "absolutely no truth" in the allegations. She said about 40 persons were living in the old school, including five women and seven children Tiie camp has been used dur- ing the winter and spring to- mato harvesting seasons. The crews move on to Virginia and South Carolina during the sum- mer and early fall, following crops as they ripen. The penalty for conviction of involuntary servitude is a fine or five years in jail or both, while conviction under the con- spiracy statute carries a fine of or five years in prison or both. probl ems RIVER PHILIP, N.S. (CP) As a child in Switzerland, Eue- gen Moest had a dream of be- coming the owner of a poultry farm. Today he has that farm but now he wishes tbe dream had never come true. Moest was 33 when he left his native Switzerland and moved to Canada and began a four- year struggle to establish his poultry business, finally suc- ceeding with the help of money advanced by the government through the Farm Loan Board program. Moest, now 58, says he was grateful for the loan but criti- cizes the board for not knowing when to stop loaning money to prospective poultry producers. "At one point, we had 40 per cent they still built hen houses.11 he says. Overproduction was the cause of the major problem in the in- dustry today. Moest and other farmers like him have become the victims in Ihe so-called "chicken-and-egg war" willi too many producers Irying to sell to too few mar- kets. The answer, says Moest, is a quota system and other farmers' agree. In Nova Scotia, they've been attempting to promote an egg marketing board. Despite growing costs, the farmer cannot pass on the in- crease to consumers, says Moest. 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