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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE ISTHBRIDGE H5RA1D Thvrldoy, Juris 39, 1972-------------------------------------------------- Farm credit legislation attacked by opposition OTTAWA (CP) Legislation to loosen farm credit, parties larly for younger farmers, opened the door for another at. tack on federal agricultural pol- icies when it came up for de- bate in the Commons Wednes- day. Conservative and New Demo- cratic members used the debate to denounce the government for adopting programs they said Doctor elected mayor PINCHEIl CREEK (HNS) Dr. Guan Teran of Pineher Creek, a medical doctor, mar- ried with two children, Wed- nesday was elected mayor of Pineher Creek. He fills the vacancy caused by the resignation six weeks ago of Arthur Ames. Dr. Teran received 530 votes. His only opponent, Bradford M. Sawyers, received 89 votes. W. M. K. McGurk was elect- ed to council with 319 votes. William Nielson was defeated with 303 votes. A total of 628 people cast bal- lots. The new mayor and council- lor will be sworn In July 10. would have the effect of consoli- dating farm operations across :he country and forcing small farmers off the land. The legislation, among sev- eral measures the government wants passed before the House recesses for the summer, would raise to million from million the amount of money available to the federal Farm Credit Corp. for loans to farm- irs. It would also make loans available to farmers under 21 ivho operate all or part of an "economic farm unit" and easo (he current security require- ments for loans. The bill would also raise to from the maxi- mum loan available to a fanner to expand or improve his opera- tions. FOCUSED ON PROGRAM Much of the criticism Wednes- day, as in past debates, focused on the small farms development program under which the gov- ernment allotted million last year to upgrade small farming operations. The credit bill is part of the development program. Designed primarily for younger farmers, the program offers older farmers with small, poorer-paying units incentives to retire or abandon farming for the occupations in favor of younger buyers. As they have done previously, opposition MPs argued Wednes- day that the program would do nothing to encourage small farmers but lead instead to the growth of large corporate farm- ing units. Bather than calling it a devel- opment program for email farms, said Don Mazankowski it could be more appropriately called "the small farms extinction pro- gram." He said the program !s tainted with the proposals of a federal study group on agricul- ture, which recommended a sliilt In emphasis from small tf large fanning units. It woulc have a detrimental effect on a largo number of farmers, he said. ECHOED SENTIMENTS Mr. Mazankowski's s e n t meets were echoed by William Knight who said opposition to the program has come from neirly all prov- inces and various farm organi- zations, Including the Nationa" Farmers' Union. Alt Gleave Baid the governmen' lacks a balanced agricultural approach. Tile changes in farm credit he argued, would not help young farmers trying to establish via ble operations. Although some who now are partially estab- lished might benefit, he said the difficulties facing new fanners are ignored by the bill. He suggested that Interes rates on loans up to be subsidized during the "initial tough years" when fanners are trying to get started. The debate took place as the House dealt with an amendmen by Mr. Mazankowski that wpul( have restricted the adniinistra live scope of the Farm Credi Corp. to programs assigned to i under legislation approved b; Parliament. CENTRE VILLAGE HOLIDAY SPECIALS Crest Toothpaste Super Size Reg. 5AIE................, MACLEODS 99" WONDERSOFT Bathroom Tissue 6 Pack SALE................ MACLEODS Zest Hand Soap Bath Size Reg. ty 2 for 59c SALE for MACLEODS Women's Bkycles S49.88 Reg. SALE...... MACLEODS Wig Service Comb-out Reg- SALE MERCHANT PRINCE EMPORIUM Capless Wigs 100% Dynel Brand Name MERCHANT PRINCE EMPORIUM IADIES' POLYESTER Double Knit Slacks 10 to 18. Reg. Jll.BB-SALE VD. MACLEODS Orange and Lemon Slices No. 1 Baa-Reg- 39c SALE per pound MACLEODS Bell Cola Glasses 7 tn. limit 6 per customer. Reg. 9c each. SALE............... each MACLEODS Paint Clearance Quartl Reg. SALE Gallons _ Rej. SAIE Slyrofoam Coolers 40 quart, limit 2 per customer. Keg. SALE MACLEODS 97" Children's Fishing Sets Limit T per customer. Reg. SALE MACLEODS Fishing Rods limit 2 per customer. Reg. SALE MACLEODS Chinese Lemon Cream 1.8 Fluid Ounce Jar SAIE each MERCHANT PRINCE EMPORIUM 75" HAND CARVED African Figures MERCHANT PRINCE EMPORIUM Hamburger Wiener Buns SALE CENTRE VILLAGE IGA Cucumbers Medicine Haf CENTRE VILLAGE IGA 2 Pork Chops Centre Cut SALE per pound CENTRE VILLAGE IGA Top Value Peanut Butter 48 Fluid ounce Tin CENTRE VILLAGE IGA TOP VALUE Assorted Canned Pop n I fl V 10-oz. tin y Plus SAtE V for WW Depojil CENTRE VILIAGE IGA Light Bulbs 40 and 100 waft. Reg. 65c per package. SAIE for MACLEODS Apple Sauce Berryland 14 01. Tin...... 5 CENTRE VILLAGE IGA The Mall That Has It All 13th. Street and 2nd Avenue North Ruml electrification groups seek public power system RED DEER (CP) The Al- berta Union of Rural Electrifi- cation Associations intends to continue to work toward a sys- tem of public power in the province. Delegates to the associations ann'ual meeting Wednesday voted 90 to 53 In favor of a resolution ordering the organi- zation to "continue to co- oper- ate with Unlfarm and the Na- tional Farmers Union in work- Ing lor a system of public pow- er for Aiberta." Delegates also approved a motion, among the 20 present- ed at the meeting, asking Pre- mier Peter Lougheed to enact legislation to assure "power at cost" for'all association custo- mers. Cattle shippin study planned KEEP WAFFLE GROUP ALIVE Determined to keep their left-wing WafflB group alivo despite its ouster ty the Ontario New Democratic Party, Melville Watkins (left) the leader, and Jamei Laxer confer'on the future. They plan to hold ta province-wide convention by Aug. 15. Abuse of Indian culture rapped DUCK LAKE, SASK. (CP) i delegate attending the na- onal Indian cultural confer- nce Wednesday most of le delegates know little of the ndian culture and were not the prass roots people that should >e there. Rufus Goodstriker, a rancher rom the. Blood Indian Reserve southwestern Alberta, said in an .interview "most of the jeople here are commercial jeople after the bucks they on't even know the Indian cul- ure." The three day conference Is 10 third to be held. The pre- rious two were in Ottawa and Kamloops. Mr, Goodstriker, who spoke gainst tape recording sacred more No college residences RED DEER (CP) The stu- dent residence at Red Deer Allege may be the last of its kind to be built in the Alberta college system, Advanced Edu- cation Minister Jim Foster said Wednesday. Mr. Foster, at the opening of the million facility which can accommodate 196 students in 40 apartments and 18 town louses, said the campus hous- ing project would be evaluated 3y the Colleges Commission and his department before fu- ture projects would be au- thorized. "Whether or not this is the last college residence depends on what happens at Red Deer the minister said. Mr. Foster said the govern- ment' did not intend to hurry into adopting the innovations recommended by the Worth Commissiin on the future ol education in Alberta. Any government action, he said, would be based 'on public reaction to the report. ndian music and writings as a listorical record, said he be- ievcd the music would be pass- ed on to those who wanted it by he spirits. Outside the conference hall, ,Ir. Goodstrikci-, who has two >raids and smoke a long pipe, aid those attending the confer- ence need to hear more from the grassroots people. He said universities and other people are using Indian cultures o make money. "Everything has been taken rom us the last thing left s our culture and now they are grabbing our culture for money- making purposes." The true Indian religion could lot be duplicated by preserving t on tape; it has to be within a jerson. Delegates at the Duck Lake conference are discovering thai Indians in western Canada are retaining their culture more than then- counter-parts in the east. One delegate from Ontario said he did not know his native language and had little knowl- edge of Indian dances. He said a pow wow in eastern Canada was a tourist attrac- tion; the pow wow in> the west is a ritual. By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Justice Minister Otto Lang told the House of Commons Wednesday he In- ends to institute some special studies to see whether cattle in transit from the Wesi to the ast receive humane treatment. P. V. Noble coe) brought the matter up. He told the Commons there lad been "heavy" losses of cat- Ac being shipped from Western Canada to feedlots in the East. Ts it the intention of the min- ster to give favorable consider- ation to the Canadian Cattle- men's Association request for an extension of the 36-hour limit now contained In the Criminal Code for rest periods to 42 hours during movement of cattle by the he asked. Mr. Lang said he had re- ceived the cattlemen's associa- tion request. "I asked for some special studies to be undertaken to see whether it would be within the tolerances of humane treatment if there were such an extension, Student job picture brighter EDMONTON (CP) The student employment picture in Alberta appears brighter than last year, says Dave Chabil- lon, placement officer here for the student temporary place- ment program. He said in an interview that the situation has been improv- ed by federal and provincial grants and municipal involve- ment. There are students em- ployed in 696 program projects in Alberta, he said, and II pro- vincial departments and num erous municipalities are parti- cipating. Western farm net income increases OTTAWA (CP) Farm nel ncome rose to 51.36 billion last ear from billion in 1970, a 2.5-per-cent increase, Statistics ansda reported today. Farm et income is cash receipts minus farm costs. Farm net income increased In provinces and dc- reased in all others. The increases were: British olumbia, to 'million from 45.6 million; Alberta, to million from million; Sas- atchewan, to million rom million; Manitoba, to million from million'. Decreases were: Ontario, to 326 million from million; luebec, to million from 195.7 million; New Brunswick, D million from Nova Scotia, mil- ion from million; and 'rince Edward Island, to million from million. The figures do not include the ralue' of inventory changes. It yas previously Deported that otal farm net including the Inventory changes, rose 25 per cent, to billion from 1.27 billion. Indian chief welcomes probe into bands fluids SADDLE LAKE (CP) An investigation into the spending of about million of Slavey Indian band funds was wel- comed Wednesday by Chief Harry Chonkolay of the Hay Lakes Indian Reserve. Chief Chonkolay told the an- nual Indian Association of Al- berta conference he not only welcomed the Indian Affairs department investigation, but would take the department's official to the areas whero some of the money was spent. Indian Affairs Minister Jean Cliretien said outside the Com- mons Tuesday he had ordered an investigation by his deputy F LABOR CLUB CORNER 2nd AVE. and 13th ST. N. WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE CLUBROOMS FRIDAY and SATURDAY HIS, HERS and MINE Members and Invited Guests! 4 minister Into spending of the funds. Mr. Chretien said, "if there Is any evidence of wrongdoing on the party of any officials, ap- propriate action would be taken." The chief said, "I am not ac cusing anyone of stealing but want an investigation becausi the money was expended and can't see anything on the re- serve for it." There was more than mi! lion in the band fund in 1967 but when the departmen checked it In 1970, most of th money was gone, he said. Chief Chonkolay said h wants the deputy minister t Investigate: The signing of blank res olutlon papers by the chief an band council which were late filled in by the district India affairs office giving it power t spend band funds. The construe lion of 1 homes at a cost of eac lo tlie band, but valued at 000 each'. A expenditure o a reservoir and water system which was to provide water t Indian homes. Only white res denccs on the reserve hav running water while the In dians must get water from pipes enclosed in boxes. A expend! t u r e on an airstrip which now is over grown with weeds and graa. and a expenditure on department of forestry stri which is too short and not o the reserve. PHOTOGRAPHERS PORTRAIT WEDDING COMMERCIAL SAME CONVENIENT LOCATION 710 3rd Ave. S. A. E. CROSS STUDIO 328-0111 PHONES 328-0222 "I propose to institute some pedal studies in this regard orthwilh in order to see if an ccommodaUon can be' arrived said Mr. Lang. Henry Young .of Millet, toW the delegates that the province is going to need all the power available in the future and "we don't need two or three or four companies with all their dupli- SPLINTER GROUP Mr. Young described the Al- berta Power Co., formerly Ca- nadian Utilities Ltd., as "just little splinter group." But another delegate said, such operations become more costly when operated, by gov- ernment. He cited the rising costs of hospital and medical care add- ing "this ower question must be considered far more thoroughly than just the dollar] and cents aspect." A delegate from Vegrevllle said competition was needed and "we're getting a lot for our money from the power compa- nies and we're winning the fight with them on rates." Arthur Wigmore of Blcskfalb replied that there was no com- petition in the power field, "you have franchised areas." The association also moved to prepare for opposition to an expected rate increase applica- tion from Calgary Power. Cliff Weslby of Daysland, an association vice-president, urged the 200 delegates to build up a substantial fund for the rate increase "battle." He said the successful op- position two years ago against full rate increase applications by Canadian Utilities and Northland Utilities Lid. saved Hie firms' rural customers be- tween and t year. The delegates voted to hold remaining from the previous increase fight, in trust for the coming battle and fa- vored asking each rural cus- tomer for another to swell the fund. Jack Adie of Drumheller and Cliff Westby of Daysland were elected by acclamation to the third consecutive terms as president, and vice-president, respectively. The provincial organization has in its paid-up member, ship approximately 235 of Al- berta's 385 individual rural electrification associations. Weather and road report Sunrise Friday Sunset Pincher Creek vledi cine Hat Edmonton Banff........ Calgary...... Victoria ?enticton Prince George Xamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina Winnipeg ii in 79 EG 77 64 LPre. 53 55 56 68 49 77 51 61 40 77 70 81 82 ,83 Toronto.........78 Ottawa Montreal St. John's Halifax iharlotteiown Fredericton..... New York Miami......... Los Angeles......84 .38 .02 .41 63 Las Vegas Phoenix Rome..... Paris...... London Berlin Amsterdam Moscow 96 108 77. 74 82 "61 68 52 66 48 68 Gl 72 48 81 63 88 63 81 63 Stockholm Tokyo FORECAST: Lethuridgc-HTerticinc Hat Today: Sunny. Winds W gusling to 35. Highs near SO. near 50. Friday: Sunny. Isolated late afternoon show- ers. Highs 70-75. Calgary Today: Mainly sunny. Isolated late afternoon showers. Highs 70-75. Lows near 45. Friday: little change. Highs near 70. Colnmliia-Kootenay Today and Friday: Sunny with a few afternoon cloudy periods and isolated showers. Warmer on Friday. Highs today 70 to 75 and about 5 degrees warmer on Friday. Lows tonight 45 to 50. INLAND AUTOMATIC BALE STOOKER Makes baling and sicking a one man operalion. Saves time and labor. Spetdt up your hqying operalion. Lels you bale greener hay. Protect! qualify of feed. Make enquirrei from Ken Diction or tioug Irwln. SPECIAL BALER TWINE PER BALE 6.95 REGUIAR HOURS SATURDAY, JULY CLOSED MONDAY, JULY 3rd lit GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway lelhbrldgs Phone 328-1 Ml OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OP ASIA All highways in the Loth- bridge disrtict are tare ana dry. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts 24 hours; Carway 6 a.m. to midnight; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Ronscvilie. B.C. 8 a.m. to midnight; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts H a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. In lit p.m.; 8 a.m. Lo t p.m. ;