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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12-THE LETHBRIDOE HCRALP-Tuetday, March Summerfallow reduction urged OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment once again has advised farmers to cut summerfallow acreage and increase plantings in an effort to raise crop production. In his annual spring state- Pets 'should get scraps for dinner9 TORONTO (CP) A food scientist at University of Manitoba says that house pets should return to their old role of devouring home garbage and their nutrient-rich tinned foods sent to the world's hungry people. Dr. Robert Gallop told a public meeting sponsored by the Toronto Right to Life -Association, a group campaigning against abortion, that birth control pills should be given to dogs and cats because they, not people, are responsible for food shortages. ment to farmers, Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Canadian wheat board, urged farmers to increase wheat acreage this year to 28 million acres from 24 million last year. Summerfallow acreage should be reduced by one- quarter to 21.5 million acres. Mr. Lang asked farmers for the same split last year, but they responded with a more traditional mix. Prairie farmers traditionally rotate plantings with summerfallow in an effort to preserve moisture and assure steadier yields from year to year. Mr. Lang, however, said that low grain and oilseed stocks, together with prospects of high prires, warrant a production in- crease. He said the wheat board, federal marketing agency for wheat, barley and oats, will accept 500 million bushels of hard wheat, 55 million bushels of durum wheat, 260 million bushels of barely and 50 million bushels of oats under quotas during the 1974-75 accounting year for crops. CAREERS NATIONAL COMPANY hwanopmingtora TERRITORY REPRESENTATIVE who is self motivated and has the ability to establish new branches across Canada This challenging position offers the opportunity for above average earnings If you have confidence in yourself and are looking for an interesting career we would like to talk to you. The successful applicant will be required to travel extensively. Transportation supplied. No investment required. Please state previous experience and qualifications when submitting resume, or requesting interview appointment Reply :c Bos 129, The Lethbridge Herald 3M Canada Limited Service Technician 3M Canada Limited requires a technically competent individual to repair and maintain our expanding line of Business Office Equipment Products in the Lethbridge area. Candidates should be high school graduates or the equivalent, possess a good basic knowledge of field will be preferred. This is a permanent position offering attractive salary, excellent employee benefits and the opportunity for advancement. Please call or write: Mr. Don E.Clark 3M Canada Limited 4435 Manitoba Road Calgary, Alberta 403-287-1710 3M Avalanche survivor mail trucker Volmar Zobel He passes slide site without shuddering VANCOUVER (CP) Volkmar Zobel, the Prince Rupert, B.C. mail truck driver who survived 6Vz hours buried in a snowslide that killed seven other persons near Terrace, B.C. last January, says he doesn't mind driving past the disaster site every day. "It was rough on the first day back at Mr. Zobel said in a weekend interview here. "I had to take a friend with me for moral support, but after that I was okay." Mr. Zobel returned .to work in a rented truck two weeks ago after recovering from the effects of the Jan. 22 slide 28 miles west of Terrace in northeastern British Columbia. Mr. Zobel was here to pick up his own mail truck which had been repaired. He was the only survivor when the avalanche destroyed the remote north route gas station and cafe where he had stopped during his regular Terrace to Prince Rupert mail run. Nothing now remains of the gas station and cafe development except a couple of wooden huts that somehow escaped the slide and some broken timbers. Mr. Zobel said he can drive past the site without a shudder "but it sure looks bleak." Immigration staff unchanged in U.K. THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES HAVE Immediate Job For Dentists Doctors Nurses Marine OTTAWA (CP) The immigration department has no immediate plans to increase its staff in Britain, despite hints the country's current economic and political problems might suddenly increase the flow of British emigrants. A spokesman for Immigration Minister Robert Andras said Monday that the long lineups of Britons interested in coming to Canada dwindled noticeably during the three-week election campaign. In mid-January, officials at the Canadian High Assured mail "not perfect' MONTREAL (CP) Post- master-General Andre Ouellet said Monday tbe port office was somewhat over- optimistic when it began, an assured mail program. He called for more public understanding of what his department is trying to do. The assured mail program, under which the 'Commission in London -estimated initial inquiries were up 65 to 70 per cent over last year. "But it's not yet clear whether all those people were just inquiring or if they really plan to the spokesman said. "With the election results in, it should become really clear in the next week." Until then, Canada would not increase its immigration facilities in Britain. There now are 28 immigration officers working at the six Canadian immigration offices throughout Britain. Late last year, the department made one staff extra man at the High Commission in London. The department's foreign service director, M.G. Clark, said in a recent interview that inquiries have increased in ev- ery Canadian immigration of- fice around the world since the government revoked a section of the immigration regulations which since 1967 had permitted visitors to come to Canada and then apply for residence. The policy switch made 1973 "an extremely unusual year" for increased inquiries and ap- plications abroad, Mr. Clark said. post office set out specific deadlines for mail Military Engineers And Following Crewman infantryman Radar Plotter Mobile Support Equipment Operator Radar Technician Artilleryman Lineman Vehicle Technician Weapons Technician (Land) Weapons Technician (Air) M Phone or VWt Your Canadian Forces Recruiting Mobile Bridge 7 MaVCffty o9iWWfl IIOQfl vfMI v Phone: or write to Canadian Remitting UnN at 522 mi Ave. S.W., Calgary, Afta. T2MES GET INVOLVED EARN WHILE YOU LEARN delivery, has been under fire recently from critics who say the department is not meeting its public commitments. Mr. Ouellet told a business- men's seminar that the assured mail service is still in a transition period. The service has been meeting its deadlines 93 per cent of toe time, be added. Despite problems, the department still is enthusiastic about the program, he said. "The public assumed we would never miss... as though we had given a 100-percent iron-clad guarantee never to be late. And, of coarse, no service can be that fool- he said. "Oar commitment should not be taken in the literal sense of he added. "When thousands of people handle millions of letters, mistakes are in- evitable." Mr. Ouellet said the ment is aiming at an efficiency rate of 98 per cent eventually. A text of his speech was re- leased in advance of delivery. TI average up OTTAWA (CP) The na- tional revenue department is processing federal income tax returns at nearly triple last year's rate so far, it reported today. A total of returns have been received so far, compared with by this date last year, and processing has been completed on of them, compared with last year, a spokesman said. A total of in in- come tax refunds to taxpayers have been authorized so far, compared with in refunds to taxpayers by this time last year, be said. The refunds so far average a tax return, compared with last year. The deadline for filing federal income tax returns is April 30 and the national revenue department estimates it will receive a total of 10.5 million returns. Whelan hints at new tariffs to protect vegetable growers By DOUG SMALL OTTAWA (CP) Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan hinted Monday at tough new tariff regulations that could be used to block any food imports that threaten to undercut domestic prices. "One thing that we all want is some formula, 01 some system, that will react fast to stop imports from gushing into our market and ruining he told the annual meeting of the Canadian Horticultural Council. "We need a system that will work faster than the one we have now because the real- damage can often be done in two or three days." A year ago, the government Commons told of rising dairy production costs OTTAWA (CP) Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan told the Commons Monday it is evident that dairy producers will have to receive a price increase for milk soon so they can meet "sky-rocketing input costs." Speaking in the throne speech debate, Mr. Whelan said the government intends to "provide an atmosphere in which farmers can get maximum cash income to give them net income returns." In 1973, he said, farmers re- ceived an estimated billion in net income, almost twice the 1972 amount. But despite improved returns, food producers were facing increased production costs. Referring to milk prices, Mr. Whelan said he believes the major portion of price increases will have to come from consumers. Those who believe that farmers should shoulder the Police investigate dog attack CALGARY (CP) Police said Monday they have located the owner of several dogs which were suspected of killing a cocker spaniel and attacking its owner in northwest Calgary Sunday. Raymond Hodgkinson, an 18-yearnold Calgary student, was walking Ginger, his dog, when several dogs, which were apparently greyhounds, attacked the cocker spaniel. A police spokesman said Mr. Hodgkinson tried to separate the dogs but was bitten on the hands. He left the dogs to seek treatment at a nearby hospital. Police went to the scene later with Mr. Hodgkinson and found Ginger dead. They went to a nearby pen, where police said about a dozen dogs were feeding on the carcasses of some animals. The Calgary Humane Society is also investigating. burden of low-priced milk should consider that it is the duty of all of society to make sure the less fortunate get milk." He predicted that if farmers do not get more money for their milk, dairy production will fall. "Last year, milk production in Canada dropped 4.7 per sharpest decline since 1920. "To be dairy producers you would have to work seven days a week, statutory holidays, Christmas, New Year's, even St. Patrick's Day." There were not many people willing to work that way. took a different approach, an- nouncing in the Feb. 19, 1973, budget that a number of tariffs on imported fruits and vegetables would be reduced in an effort to keep'consumer prices down. All tariffs have since been raised to their former levels. Mr. Whelan told the farmers at the meeting he realizes the temporarily- reduced tariffs "didn't make life easier for you." But consumer demand was strong, stocks were low and price increases helped offset the reduced tariffs and rising production costs. INCREASED POWER Further, the temporary re- duction increased the govern- ment's bargaining power as it approached talks on the Gen- eral Agreement on Tariff and Trade. "The people who exported fruits and vegetables to us now know just how valuable it is to have those lower tariffs." Last week, in the session- opening speech from the throne, the government indicated it would be altering import and export laws. Mr. Whelan said at the time that the changes would give the government a tool to use to block all food imports that could lower domestic prices. Earlier this year, the federal tariff board held a three-week hearing on horticulture industry. Under terms laid down by Finance Minister John Turner, the board was asked to consider methods of countering the effects of low-priced imports. The tariff board report has not yet been made. The horticulture meeting is considering a range of problems affecting domestic production of fruit, vegetables and other products. The industry represents roughly six per cent of the total farm economy, worth about million a year. Per capital consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables is about 350 pounds. Magnussen ill KITCHENER, Ont. (CP) Karen Magnussen, 1973 world amateur figure-skating cham- pion who is a star attraction of the Ice Capades show, was forced to cancel three appear- ances here during the weekend because of illness. Miss Magnussen became ill shortly before a Saturday night show and also had to miss two shows Sunday. Her illness is believed related to kidney problems, for which she underwent surgery in Winnipeg recently. She left with the Ice Capades for Ottawa Monday. ITEXACO] TEXACO CANADA LIMITED has for lease in the near future a com- bination Wholesale and Retail the Town of Brookfc, Alberta. For those who are desirous of going into business for themselves, here is the "Gulden Opportunity" that offers a very reward- ing and profitable future to the suc- cessful applicant. Interested parties call 327-4370, or write to Suite 3rd Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta for further information. PREMIER HOMES, IT'S ALL HERE NOW We understand buying a new mobile home is an important family decision. And it ought to be fun. Premier Homes keeps the fun in it, because Premier under- stands. Visit a Premier Homes housing counsellor. He'll give you the honest help you need, and in lots of ways. You select your new home. Premier takes over from there. Your new home delivered, all set up, you move in and no extra cost to you. And Premier doesn't forget you after the purchase. Each new, mobile home warranted for a full year of service you can count on. It's easy to buy from Premier, and you can buy with confidence. Be sure to visit Premier first, It will pay you well. 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