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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Do-Bee dance Miss Betty of CTV's Romper Room leads a group of youngsters in the Do-Bee Dance after a "lesson" from Mr. Do-Bee. The program is in its second year of nation- al distribution, and Miss Betty says she has only had three critical letters since she started the show. Gas availability getting more difficult Canadian motorists warned about U.S. travel EDMONTON Canadian motorists planning on travelling to the United States are warned that gas availability towards the month end is becoming more Gov't intervention helps EDMONTON (CP) Without government intervention development of the Athabasca Oil Sands would proceed at the rate of about one new plant every three years, a group of consultants said Friday in a report. The development probably would mean a new town near Fort Hills or McClelland Lake about 50 miles north of Fort McMurray. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET AT H L Pre. Lethbridge 46 32 Pincher Creek... 40 30 Medicine Hat 41 34 .03 Victoria........ 44 32 .25 Vancouver 47 39 -.04 Edmonton 15 1 Banff........... 37 19 .06 Calgary........ 42 21 Swift Current 36 12 Moose Jaw ___ 37 17 .01 Regina......... 35 16 .10 Winnipeg 33 14 Toronto....... 37 29 .01 Ottawa......... 37 11 Montreal 39 17 Quebec........38 9 .01 Chicago 48 40 New York 49 36 Miami ........71 69 San Diego 72 58 Los Angeles..... 70 50 .87 Phoenix........85 63 Athens 48 37 45 Paris...........43 32 London........48 36 Berlin.......37 32 Amsterdam......48 34 Brussels.........43 37 Madrid.........61 36 Moscow........34 27 Stockholm .......39 28 Tokyo........ 59 36 FORECASTS: Lethbridge Few clouds today and Sunday, lows a'5-20, highs near 35. Edmonton Cloudy with light snow today and early Sunday, becoming mainly sunny in afternoon, lows near zero, highs 20. Calgary Cloudy with light- snow and brisk northerly winds, clearing overnight, sunny Sunday, lows zero to 10 above, highs 25-30. Medicine Hat Cloudy with snowflurries clearing overnight, lows 10-15, sunny Sunday, highs 25-30. Columbia Kootenay Region Today cloudy with occasional snow or mixed rain and snow. Gusty winds at times. Sunday. Cloudy with sunny periods. Highs both days lower and mid thirties. Lows tonight 15 to 25. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Scattered rain or snow showers today turning colder with scattered snows tonight and Sunday. Highs today 40s and 50s. Lows tonight 20s except teens northeast. Highs Sunday 30s. West of Continental Divide: Scattered snow showers with a cooling trend today and Sunday. Highs today 40s. Lows, tonight 20s. Highs Sunday 30s. difficult. The Alberta Motor Association has been informed by the American Automobile Association that Atlantic Regions and areas in the Pacific Northwest are particularly hard hit at the present time. In a survey of service stations conducted by the A A A., 24 per cent of the stations indicated they were closed after 7 p.m. weekdays, 11 per cent after 9 p.m. weekdays, and 22 per cent were closed after 7 p.m. Saturdays. The nation-wide survey also indicated that only 12 per cent of the stations were open Sunday, 13 per cent had sold out their monthly allocation of fuel, and that 30 per cent of the stations were allocating their gasoline supplies. In the states of Montana, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado, 66 per cent of the service stations were closed after 7 p.m. 31 per cent of the stations were open Sundays, and 3 per cent of the stations surveyed were allocating their supplies. Workers offered new pact NEW GEHL STACK-ALL A big capacity haymaking system to build the stack and later to move the stack. Makes stacks from 6 to 12 tons. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Count Highway 1202 32S-1141 AJMA ROAD REPORT as of S a.m. March 2 Roads in Lethbndge area are bare and dry Highway I east. Calgary to Medicine Hal and Swift Current, js mostly bare with occasional of ice Highway 1 west, Calgary to Banff, Rogers Pass and Revelstoke. is mostly bare with occasional slippery sections. Banff to Golden has three inches of snew, plowing and sanding is in progress. Banff to Radium has four inches of snow continuing, with plowing and in progress Banff to a hail-inch of snow continuing, wiUi plowing and sanding in progress. Occasional slippery sections Ports of entry: Times in Mountain Standard Time (Alberta i. opening and closing Carway 8 a.m to 5 pm.; Chief Mountain closed; Coutk open 24 hours: Del Bonita 8am to 5 p.m.: Kingsgateopen 24 hours. 7am tinJn :i p.m.. Wild Horse 7 a m. to 4 p.m.. Roosevjlle 7 5 ,n 11 p m Logan Pass. (Canada Customs hours ow tat.ier when Montana went on CALGARY (CP) -Lucerne Foods has made a new contract proposal in hopes of averting a strike by 150 unftfti members set for 6 p.m. Tuesday. The workers, members of the Meat Cutters and Canadian Food and Allied Workers Union, delivered strike notice Wednesday. They are seeking higher wages. Lucerne is the Safeway cwned warehouse that supplies block-ready meat to about 200 Safeway outlets in Alberta and British Columbia. A strike would mean Safeway would have to buy its meat from other packing houses. Dave Stelfox, Lucerne plant manager, charged Friday that the union scuttled a proposed meeting Thursday afternoon. He said the union's international representative arranged the meeting, but it did not take place "because of conditional demands by the union local." "Before the union would meet they demanded the company agree to an across the board wage increase for all employees retroactive to Nov. 15 (when the union was certified at the he said. The company would not agree to this because Lucerne's wage rates would then be higher than the parity rates set by the union in AJberta. he said. But the union denies this saying the company workers are paid about cents an hour Jess than retail employees doing the same job. It seeks wage increases ranging from hourly for the majority of workers to Sfi an hour for four maintenance employees. It says the increases would give the workers parity with retail employees at Safeway and workers in similar fields. Mr Stelfox said the company is asking the union to afrcc to the same collective that the Canadian food and allied workers have with oihor Lucerne <7peralions in Alberta Saturday, March LETHBRIDGE HERALD White beans are becoming U.S. commodity expensive WASHINGTON (AP) White beans are becoming so, expensive the United agriculture department says' it can't afford to donate any to' poor people and schools. -3 Further, say department; bean experts, the price crunch probably will worsen before" new harvests are ready later this year, and even after the harvest the general momentum of food prices may keep beans much higher than a year or so ago. A year ago a one-pound bag sold in U.S. retail stores for 25.7 cents on the average. Last week the agriculture department rejected all offers by vendors to sell dry beans to the government, for donation' to various food programs, at prices ranging 47 to 59 cents a pound at shipping points. Farmers in Michigan, California, Idaho, North Dakota, Nebraska, Coloiado and other bean areas produced a smaller crop last year, about 16.8 million 100-lb. bags compared with 18.1 million in 1972. Consumers turned to beans last year as food prices generally climbed sharply, and export sales to foreign countries also increased. Besides regular customers in Europe, large shipments also have gone to the United Kingdom and Mexico, the department's economic research service says. As a result of the bean drain, farm prices for what reserves remain have jump- ed from slightly more than 10 cents a pound a year ago to 32.5 cents in January. ARE YOU A JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL? ARE YOU READY PANCE WHERE: Native Friendship Centre 324 4th St. S. WHEN: Saturday, March 2nd TIME: p. m.t a.m. ADMISSION: for everyone Children under 12 years old admitted free MUSIC: will be supplied by a group from the friendship centre. Oldtime and Rock and Roll music is on the agenda REFRESHMENTS: will be available EcKanKar Satsang Society of Lethbridge Box 1053 Lethbridge Delay-Do It Now: BOAT for SALE-20'CABIN CRUISER Completely equipped with 15 Gallon Fuel Tank 100 h.p. Motor Dual Axle Trailer 7 Mile Air Horn Electric Motor Lift Rugs Running Lites Moveable Spot Lite Sleeps Four Interior Lites fi J PRICED FOR QUICK SALEI PHONE 328-6752 Calgary, Alberta Announces Congress of Strings Scholarship Contest The Calgary Musicians' Association, Local 547, will hold a competition during March in Calgary for YOUNG STRING MUSICIANS The successful candidate will receive a scholar- ship to attend the A.F. of M. Congress of Strings, to be held in the United States for 8 weeks, commencing in June. String players of either sex, 16 to 23 years, may enter this competition. Applications will be accepted up to March 18, 1974 at: No. 703, 630 8th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G6. All applications must be accompanied by a resume of previous orchestral experience. For further information call: 264-6610 ARMY, NAVY ft AIR FORCE VETERANS Lethbridge Unit No. 34 Presente For Members and Invited Guests only 'An Evening with HELEN' x Yes! By popular request we now present for your Saturday night entertainment, an enjoyable evening with Helen (formerly of the Sabres) and her inimitable song stylings. Helen plays and sings you sing along dance a little have fun in your own way with the music you love to hear. EVEN SATURDAY IN THE CANTEEN MARCH. APRIL AND MAY 8 to 11 P.M. of course, regular dancing in the new hall every Friday and Saturday at p.m. THIS WEEK 'SOUTH COUNTRY FOUR' ni o commemorate our y5th anniversary, Royal Trust is proud to be the sole sponsor of the National Dream Series. Sundays on CBC Television. o ro A Musical written by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt MARCH 7th 8thft9th PM YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE ADULTS IOO vv LethtXKJge Oxrrnunity Cottege Harlequin Players I AS FEATURING: Las Vegas. Reno. Carson City. Lake Tahoe. Virginia City, elc Departing March 23rd by Deluxe Hnway Cruiser. MM 9 lun Jilted days FROM 1 if W FEATURING: Disneyland. Los Angeles. San Diego. Iguana Mexico Las Vegas. San Francisco and more Departing 6 and Apnl 13 15'un-tilledOays FROM 299 NOHTII To M MOUTH TO ALASKA Departing June 30 and July 21 FflOWl