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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16-THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Thursday, March City Scene BYU president to speak The president of Brigham Young University in Utah will speak and present a film in Lethbridge Saturday on how his university "retains the personal touch" for each student. Dallm H. Oaks will explain the background philosophy of the university at a reception in the Lethbndge Stake Center. Local residents interested in attending the reception can contact J Frank Johansen at 327-3073. Court clerk deputy named An India-born man with 14 years experience in the provincial attorney-general's department in Edmonton has been appointed deputy clerk of the Alberta Supreme Court in Lethbridge. Owen Lowe, 36, who moved with his parents from India in 1952. will also handle duties of deputy sheriff and deputy clerk of the district court. He began work at the Lethbridge court house Monday. Mr Lowe, married with four children, worked previously in Edmonton as an accountant in the sheriff's office and the court clerk's office. He says the thing that impresses him most about Southern Alberta is the lack of snow. Kinsmen schedule convention Two hundred Kinsmen from all clubs south of Calgary are expected to attend a convention Friday and Saturday at the Park Plaza Motor Hotel. The convention has a Whoop-Up theme and is billed as a "Firewater Festival Registration will begin at 6 p.m. Friday. 2 injured in collision Two persons were injured in a collision at 13th Street and 9th Avenue N. early this morning. Geza Horvath, 9th St. N was westbound on 9th Avenue N. when his car was in collision with a car driven by Duane Leroy Barrett, 20, J249 10th Ave N Horvath and a passenger, George Vanga, 7th Ave S., were treated for minor injuries at St. Michael's Hospital and released. Damage totalled Horvath was charged with driving with a blood-alcohol level of higher than .08 per cent. Police seek window breakers City police are investigating a rash of broken windows throughout the city. The damage is believed to have been caused by a BB gun or a pellet gun Police have received 14 complaints of damaged windows so far, eight from the south side and six from the north side. The shots were believed to have been fired from a moving vehicle Monday or Tuesday evening Man admits to break-ins A 19-year-old Foremost man admitted in provincial court this morning to breaking into five Lethbridge Procter Silox TOASTER OVEN A bnutHul anmnr to toastar naad. Widt horizontal wall loads two slfeas of bread, pMtry, or convanianca foods. Evan sxsct to indMdiMl IMtM. Ths Pop-tontcr with OQ95 Call Hottsmnm 327-5767 DOWNTOWN businesses around midnight Wednesday night. Jerry Dale Pongranz, also known as Gerry Thompson, was remanded to March 14 for sentencing. Police said Pongranz broke into Grover's Gas and Oil, Hopp's Garage, Great West Tire, United Rambler and Glascon Industries. CUFF HACK. BLACK DENTAL LAB HNCH.DBITiU.llN. Lower Uml PHONE 327-2122 BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES W MSTMLATONS By DON BERGMAN OponTtNmdqr Evmtng M 9 p.m. PHONE 12th So. LETHBRID8E REFRIGERATION LTD. WALK-IN 111 11th COOLERS'- ICI MAKERS Pheiw 320-4M3 DINE DANCE Friday Saturday This Week Featuring "The Metros" Westwinds Dining Room fcOO to 12J0P pjn. NO COVER CHARGE Phone 328-7756 for Reservations Sunday FAMILY DAY SUNDAY U to 2 p.m. FAMILY DINING 12 pjn. to 10 p.m. (SPECIAL CHILDREN'S MENU) THE OU3 OF towuu lestaulant South farmers fair well with seeds CALGARY (Staff) Southern Alberta farmers reaped the majority of prizes at the 1974 Calgary Seed Fair and Hay Show Wednesday. In the championship category, Art Strain of Foremost won the best pedigreed cereal or oilseed title with a sample of oats. The best forage seed award was won by Hans Rasmussen of Brooks with an entry of alfalfa. Arne Dahl of Carmangay won the best open cereal or oilseed category with an entry of hard red spring wheat. The best hay or silage title went to Lavern Kurpjuweit of Seven Persons for a sample of grass- legume hay. The Carmangay Seed Cleaning plant received the Challenge Trophy for cleaning the champion open cereal or oilseed sample. Individual winners in pedigreed competition included Charles Oslanski of Milk River, durum wheat; Alberta Kienholz of Cardston, winter wheat and soft spring wheat; Arne Dahl, Carmangay, feed barley. In the open forage seed classes, Hans Rasmussen won the alfalfa title. Schiebout Seeds Ltd. of Barons won the wheat grass class while M. F Miller of Milk River won the "other agricultural grasses" class. In the open cereal and oilseed class, winners included Gene Messerli of Nanton, rye, spring and fall wheat; Arne Dahl, hard red spring wheat; Peter Erais, Picture Butte, durum; John Broomfield, Stavely, feed barley; Walter Ward, Nanton, flax. Winners in the hay and silage classes included Lavern Kurpjuweit of Seven Persons, grass-legume hay mixture and tame grass hay; Brian Kurpjuweit, prairie or upland hay and cereal hay. The best corn silage was exhibited by Gordon Green of Duchess. More livestock will aid farmers CALGARY (Staff) The welfare of prairie farmers is fundamentally dependent on the establishment of increased livestock populations, says a grain and cattle expert. J. H. Hanna, general manager of the Vigor Feed Division of Burns Foods Limited, says a sound, expanding livestock industry is necessary to provide adequate financial returns for both grain and livestock producers. Feedlots face struggle Crystal ball gazing was on the agenda Wednesday afternoon at Ag-Expo as a farm consultant from Calgary tried to tell beef producers what to expect in the days to come. Jim Lore predicted tough going for the feedlot owners in the next three months because of great numbers of cattle on feed and high feed costs. Mr. Lore forecast difficult times for cow-calf operations over the next three years. Feedlot owners will not be stung a second time as they were last fall when they paid high prices for calves but because of high feed costs lost money on these animals. Lower calf prices will plague cow-calf men for the next few years, Mr Lore claimed Mr Lore was guest speaker at an Ag-Expo short course being held at the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion. On a question from the audience regarding the future price of feed, Mr. Lore predicted the price will remain high for the one year but not two as many have predicted. He said high feed prices will force some people to get out of the livestock business which will make more feed available Also, much of United States land that has been kept out of production the last few years will be planted, resulting in more feed. He told the 50 persons at the short course on the beef market outlook there would be a brief letup in June or July and producers would be able to sell fat cattle at a fairly good price. Because the U.S. has 10 times as many cattle as Canada and could break the back of the Canadian cattle industry by exporting a small percentage of its cattle to Canada, the Canadian government will likely place a three month, 12.000 head quota on American cattle coming into Canada, Mr. Lore forecast The U.S. Department of Agriculture will reverse a decision regarding the use of diethylstilbesterol (DBS) shortly. Mr. Lore predicted Until that time the Canadian government will hedge and allow only U.S. cattle which have not been treated with the growth stimulant to enter the country. DES was banned about a year ago in Canada and the U-S because of links with cancer. However, it was recently allowed for use in the U.S. because when it was banned the right procedure was not used. Mr. Lore said. DES causes cattle to gain faster and gives users a 10 per cent growth advantage over non-users. Double duty Doing double duty with a brush and his beard is ambidextrous painter Herbert Wurzer, of Coaldale. Caught in action while working on The Herald news- room facelift, Mr. Wurzer says it really is faster this way. prices nullify hog subsidy' CALGARY (Staff) 'A recently-announced provincial grant of 4Vz cents per pound for Alberta's hog producers has been swallowed up by lower initial hog prices, according to a prominent producer. Stan Price of Acme told the Calgary branch of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists Wednesday all help for the producers through the incentive grant had vanished. 10 days after the announcement. He asked who was getting the money since it wasn't the producer. Claiming this happens much too often in agriculture, Mr. Price said farmers faced other economic barriers to increased production. He said now is the time, when producers are actually losing money on hogs, to get into the business. Things have to improve But when a man asks a banker for money to get into the pig business, he laughs. Ed McKinnon of Calgary, a retired cattleman, said the international monetary system was also causing problems for Canadian agriculture. He said the manipulation of money Ms upsetting the relationship of the Canadian dollar compared to other foreign currencies. This gives those foreign countries an advantage when competing for Canadian agricultural production. He also blasted the practice of non-agricultural Canadians who use cattle purchases as an income tax gimmick. Mr McKinnon said many people use cattle on a hobby basis to write off purchases against income made from other sectors. This brings more people into competition with the people who are making their living directly from cattle. Mr. McKinnon said the tremendous influx of exotic cattle from other countries is putting the livestock industry into inexperienced hands. Besides, he claimed, the percentage of calves born when exotic cattle are used is lower than when domestic breeds are used. This means that although the number of cattle has been increased, the number of cattle available to feedlots and slaughter houses is actually reduced. He then took a swipe at Hotel request approved An application by Henry Homes Ltd. to add 16 motel suites to the top two floors of Heidelberg House at 1303 Mayor Magrath Drive S. was approved by the Municipal Planning Commission Wednesday. The commission also okayed addition of a lobby to the motel. consumers who constantly complain about high beef prices. The average Canadian consumes about 87 pounds of beef a year With all the screaming about beef boycotts and high prices, this total will likely drop to 70 pounds. Even if all the cuts of beef a person eats each year were priced at per pound, this would mean the average Canadian beef bill would run about annually. "Fl bet there are people in this room who spend more than that on cigarets each he said. Merle Summers, a grain producer from Calgary, said 1973 was a "gravy train year" for grain growers. He said this is the first time since the 1920s that grain producers have been given any consideration. Mr. Summers then criticized the provincial and federal governments for not consulting farmers when decisions affecting agriculture are to be made. "Government should get down to the gut guy who knows what he is be said. With all the pressures on farmers today, Mr. Summers said acres of choice land around Calgary was taken out of production last year and subdividers were inflating land prices enticing farmers to quit agriculture. Addressing the annual meeting of the Calgary branch of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists here Wednesday, Mr. Hanna said there is nothing more unstable than world grain prices and cattle can provide that stabilizing medium. But the present situation isn't aimed in this direction, he said. It includes: After a period of low prices for grain producers, record high prices are now realized. The livestock industry is suffering because the selling price of feed cattle and market hogs doesn't cover the cost of production. Feed grains, the biggest input cost factor in livestock and poultry production, have increased four-fold in price since 1972. Present prices of feed grains are at a level that could cause a serious reduction of livestock populations. This will in turn eliminate an important market for feed grain and rapeseed meal supplies. Livestock producers are suffering because Canada is still following a grain-oriented agricultural policy. A grain policy means exporting raw materials in the form of grain from the prairies, conflicting with a flourishing livestock industry. Mr. Hanna said while the selling prices for livestock have dropped from the 1973 levels, feed grain prices have advanced to the point where livestock production isn't an economic endeavor. "Something must be done to bring back the financial incentive for prairie stockmen to continue in he said. "Clearly, unless the consumer can be convinced to pay more for meat than is the case today, it looks like someone has to put up a subsidy to keep livestock producers in business as long as grain continues to sell at current prices." Suggestions for improving the situation include: Reduction of the administration, storage, interest and handling charges used to establish the domestic feed grain market. Elimination of the eight- cent-per-bushel tariff on United States corn. 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