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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta iummss Fractional use in stock market TORONTO (CP) - The Toronto stock market was mixed to fractionally higher in light mid-morning trading today. On index, industrials were up .14 to 177.29 and golds .07 to 185.70. Base metals dropped .62 to 91.38 and western oils .99 to 206.08. Volume, by 11 a.m. was 690,000 shares, up from 442,000 at the same time Tuesday. Losses outnumbered gains 86 to 79 with 152 issues unchanged. Banks, beverages and oil refining led advancing sectors, while weakest sectors were pipelines and trust and loans. Among a d v a n c i n g issues, Rothmans was up % to $12, Ele-ctrohome % to $27, Bank of Nova Scotia %, to $23, Sfiierritt % to $17y4, Bankeno 10 cents to $5.90, Total Pete 10 cents to $8.50 and Syracuse five cents to $3.05. Acklaods lost % to $6%, Maclean-Hunter V* to $12%, Canada PermanentTrust V* to $13, Algoma Steel V* to $15%, North-gate 10 cents to $8.50, Roman 10 Grain prices WINNIPEG (CP) - Trading continued light in all commodities but flax was showing a little strength at mid-session of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange today. Commission house and hedge offers in flax were well absorbed by exporters with fractional gains posted. The light volume of rapeseed trade was mostly local and commission house activity on both sides of the market with some exporter scale-down buying. Oats, barley and rye was mostly domestic shipper trading with some exporter scale-down buying in rye. Tuesday's volume of trade included 439,000 bushels of flax, 1,808,000 of rapeseed and 371,000 of rye. Mid-session prices Flax: May % higher 2.54%A, July % higher 2.52%A, Oct. % higher 2.56%, Nov. not open. Rapeseed Vancouver: March V/t lower 3.03%A, May % lower 2.88%, July unchanged 2.70 %B, Sept. unchanged 2.58I/4B. Rapeseed Thunder Bay: April % lower 2.86A, June 1% lower 2.74%B, Oct., Dec. not open. Oats: May unchanged 85%, July unchanged 85%A, Oct. un-changed 861/4A, Dec. unchanged 86%A. Barley: May % higher 1.30 %B, July not open, Oct. % lower 1.22V4A, Dec. V* lower 1.24 %A. Rye: May Vi lower 1.14%B, July V* lower 1.07%A, Oct. V* lewer 1.09%A, Dec. % lower 1.13A. Prices Tuesday for Class Two wheat for export to countries outside IGA: 1 Nor 1.80 %;-2 1.78%; 3 1.74%; 4 1.71%; 1 Durum 1.79y4; 2 1.76y�; 3 1.67% 4 1.63 IGA prices: 1 Nor 1.807/a 2 1.787/8; 3 1.74%; 4 1.71%; 1 Durum 1.79%; 2 1.76 Vi\ 3 1.67%; 4 1.63. Grain quotes Tuesday (basis Lakehead): High Low Close Flax: May 253y8 253y4 253'/8 Jly 251Ts 251% 25iy8 Oct 256 253% 256 Nov 253% Rapeseed Vancouver Mar 307 299% 305 May 2891/4 286 288% Jly 270% 286 270% Sept 258% 258y4 258y4 Rapeseed Thunder Bay Apr 286% 284 286% Jun 276 274]/4 276 Oct 256 254 256 Dec 254% Oats May 85% 85% 85% Jly 85% Oct 86% Dec 86% Barley May 130% 129% 130% Jly 128% Oct 123 122% 122% Dec 125 Rye May 114% 113% 114% Jly 108% 107% 107% Oct 109% Dec 113% cents to $7.10 and BP Oil and Gas 10 cents to $6.35. BANKS UP MONTREAL (CP) - Banks put a firm foot forward while other sectors teetered between fractional gains and losses in light trading on the Montreal stock market today. Banks moved up 2.14 to 186.81, continuing the upswing started with last week's lowering of prime lending rates. Industrials were down .23 to 178.07, utilities .05 to 153.41 while the composite was up .04 to 174.84 and papers .06 to 91.21. By ll a.m., 318,300 shares were traded. Montreal Trust was up $1 to $13%, Royal Bank % to $24%, Bank of Montreal % to $15% and Bank of Commerce Vi to $21%. Bank of Nova Scotia was up % to $23% following announcement that net earnings for the fiscal quarter ended Jan. 31 reached $5.93 million, compared with $4.74 million in the same period a year ago. Other gains included Dome Petroleum, up $3% to $87%, Pe-trofina Canada % to $21%, Canadian Arena % to $9%, Shell Canada % to $34% and Hudson Bay Oil % to $41%. Highlighting losses, Sherwin-Williams was off % to $13%, Hollinger % to $37, International Nickel % to $43%, Cominco % to $20% and Algoma Steel % to $15%. DJA AHEAD NEW YORK (AP) - Price movement came to a near standstill on the stock market today ac the dull tone of recent sessions continued. Trade was well below record levels: The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials was ahead 0.20 at 883.21 by noon. Of all stock groups, only the airlines behaved decisively. They were generally lower. All other groups were mixed. Analysts said institutional investors were staying on the sidelines waiting for the market to build a base for an assault on the 900-level of the Dow industrial average. The market's news background provided little incentive for investors to buy or sell, brokers said. The Associated Press 60-stock average advanced 0.2 to 307.9. Prices on the New York Stock Exchange included Loew's Theatres, up 1% at $43%; Engelhard Minerals, off 1% at $27%; Taft Broadcasting, off % at $32%; and Electronic Memories and Magnetics, up % at $11. Massey-Ferguson and Walk-er-Gooderham were each down %, to $10% and $38% respectively. On the American Stock Exchange, Jupiter Corp. was up % at $10%. Brascan Ltd. was off % at $16% and Scurry Rainbow down % at $23%. Wednesday, March 3, 1971 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - 21 Grain quotas increased Increased delivery guotas for wheat, oats, barley and rye at a number of south Alberta snipping points have been announced by the Canadian wheat board. The general wheat quota is increased to five from four bushels per quota acre at Brooks. Delivery quota for oats is increased to 20 from 15 bushels at Medicine Hat, Brooks and Vulcan. A 10 - bushel increase in barley to 30 bushels per quota was announced for Brooks and Vulcan. An increase to 12 from eight bushels for rye is in effect for all prairie delivery points. Beef futures WINNIPEG (CP) - The Winnipeg live beef futures market had moderate activity Tuesday with trades in the May and July futures. There was no trading Monday. Open High Low Close Mar 32.90B May 31.80 31.80A Jly 31.25 31.25A JIM DAVIS SAND and GRAVEL COALHURST, ALBERTA New Telephone Number Is 327-6533 Miscellaneous quotations Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal (Supplied by Doherty, Koadhouse and McCuaig) LAST BID OR SALE (11:00 a.m. Quottst t11:00 a.m. (Metes) (11:00 a.m. QuotMil WISTIRN OILS Alta Eatt Gas Almlnex Aiamera BP Oil Gai Can South Cdn Ex Gat Ashland Cdn Homeitd Cdn Home Pfd Cdn Ind Gas Oil Cdn Long Is Cdn Super Cen Del Rio Charter Chlettan Dome Pete Dynamic Pete Total Pete Gt Plains Lochlel Mill City New Cont North Cdn Oil Numac Pernio Petrol Pinnacle Place Gas Ponder Ranger Scurry Rain Spooner W. Decalta MISCELLANEOUS INDUSTRIALS 4.75 ft. 05 17.75 6.30 5.55 5.15 11.75 8.90 15.00 11.3714 .71 37.37'A 12.63 Va 6.60 7.15 87.00 1.18 7.15 33.121/2 1.45 1.76 .83 7.90 7.35 .72 1.37 .76 1.60 .58 14.25 23.87