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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, March 9, 1974 LETHMIDOE HERALD The Herald Business Cattle import curb sought By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Action to curb the large imports into Canada of American cattle has been demanded in the House by Progressive Conservative membe'rs representing Alberta and Saskatchewan constituencies. Forty five per cent of the cattle coming into the Toronto market last week were coming from the U.S. which is "very bad" conceded Agriculture Minister Gene Whelan He promised action "soon Don Mazankowski (PC-Vegreville) and John Diefenbaker Albert) urged the government to impose import duties and quotas on the import of U.S. cattle "Action is necessary now to save the beef industry in this warned Mr. Mazan- kowski. Mr Diefenbaker tried to in- troduce a motion seconded by Jack Homer He called for the imposition of an> import duty on cattle im- ported from the U.S. of one and one-half cents per pound on the first head; two and one-half cents per pound on imports from to head and on imports over head, a duty of five cents a pound The former prime minister to make the motion, required Overhaul base sought WINNIPEG (CP) Air Canada has not ruled out Winnipeg as the location for an overhaul base for Boeing 727S, Michael Cochrane, the corporation's vice-president of finance said this week. Speaking at a luncheon meeting, Mr Cochrane, of Montreal, said Air Canada is exploring ways to maintain the 727 aircraft, but no decisions have been made. At the same time he denied again, that Air Canada plans to move its accounting service facilities from Winnipeg to Montreal. IN EDMONTOI Stay At the RIVIERA THE HOTEL WITH MORE TO OFFER AND WE NOW HAVE COLOR TV For Your Convenience in NUking Reservations CALL AND ASK FOR LONG DISTANCE ZEnith 0-7255 at no cot! M you jVIERAl MOTOB HOTKL 5359 Calgary Trail Edmonton, Alberta IPhone: (403) 434-3431 037-2510 unanimous consent It was not forthcoming with some Liberal front benchers shouting "no." Mr Mazankowski said the huge U.S. imports were "plaguing the livestock in- dustry He asked the agricul- ture minister if the cabinet was giving consideration to the introduction of a system of reciprocal tariffs and proportionate quotas as proposed by the Cattlemen's Association. Mr Whelan said the sugges- tions along with representations by different associations including the stock growers and feedlot operators are all being considered He said he is meeting with the Cattlemen's Association Mr Mazankowski enquired when the minister would be making an announcement in the House regarding government action to bring about "some order, stability and confidence in the Canadian beef '4 think the old answer will said Mr. Whelan Recalled WASHINGTON (AP) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ordered Wednesday the recall of Chrysler cars and half of the company's 1973 produc- correction of a faulty anti-pollution device. The company reported a temperature-sensing device, which activates an exhaust gas recirculation system to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide, was shifting its response upward That meant the anti-pollution system would not start working until the engine was at a higher temperature Stores sold Satellite aids Arctic telephone A place for electric cars Or so Doug Barnes of the Scarboro Public Commission in Toronto says as he checks battery fluid in commission's battery powered truck. The truck, powered by 32 six-volt golf cart batteries, runs 50 miles between charges for under the cost of a gallon of gas with a top speed of 50 m.p.h. Barnes says, however, that it would only be feasible to use electric trucks when batteries could be reduced to the size of a tank of gas. VANCOUVER (CP) Acme Merchandise Distributors, a Neonex International Ltd. consumer products company, has sold five Ontario retail outlets to the Marvel Hemsley group of companies in Toronto The Marvel Hemsley group will operate acme stores in Ontario as franchise locations and will purchase their catalogue requirements from Acme, Neonex said in a news release. Whelan to fight for fertilizer SALESMAN OF THE MONTH Ehwood Sherman Mr. Tom Seines, Sales Manager of Astro Realty Ltd. is pleased to an- nounce that Mr. Elwood (Curly) Sherman was Astro's Salesman of the month for February, 1974. For any of your real estate needs, call Elwood at 328-2685 or call THE FRIENDLY PEOPLE" at ASTRO KUTYLTD. By DOUG SMALL OTTAWA (CP) Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan has volunteered to go to Washington to fight for increased fertilizer shipments if industry forecasts indicate a shortage this spring. tn a letter to the Canadian Fertilizer Institute, read at its annual meeting this week, Mr. Whelan said that he was wor- ried about inadequate supplies of phosphate fertilizers for eastern farmers. He asked the institute to let him know immediately if it appeared there would be shortages He would be prepared to discuss the issue with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz in Washington Institute President R.W.. Neal of Toronto said fertilizer supplies appear adequate at the moment. Estimated requirements of 2.78 million per cent higher than last should be available. But he added in an interview that conditions could change quickly. Farmers, richer than ever before as a result of soar- ing demand and prices for food products, may use far more fertilizer than estimated NEW FOURPLEXES Bar from BuMtr Cash Down PLEASE REPLY TO BOX 95, HERALD SCHWARTZ AGENCIES (1972) LTD. IctMnttgt Wort EMM Top UMng 1973 BIRDIE SCHMITT Birdie led the lettibridge Real Estate Board tor (istmgs turned sates in 1973 She also led The Cfly for the number otllstings submitted Her lon JOT tionesJ jrolesstonal service produces customers action and results We are proud of Birdie's and we congratulate net sincerely n you are considering oeiling your real estate Its! at the Action Agency where results are proven Call 328-3331 in an effort to raise production Mr Neal said that western fertilizer demands probably will be much higher this year as grain farmers attempt to increase yields and cash in on current high prices. But the eastern market tended to be more stable In the last six months of 1973, fertilizer shipments in the country increased 50 per cent to tons. Slightly more than half went to the West. In January this year, western shipments rose to tons, up from in January, 1973. and eastern shipments increased to tons from in the same month last year. FLOWS OVER BORDER The fertilizer industry oper- ates on a North American market. Products flow freely across the border. But while Canada produces all the potash and nitrogen fertilizer it needs, it relies wholly on rock phosphate mines in the United States for raw materials used to make phosphate fertilizer. The three different fertili- nitrogen and used in roughly equal amounts by the country's farmers. Mr. Neal said the institute is worried that forthcoming con- gressional hearings on fertilizer supplies in the United States could lead to some form of controls on shipments of phosphate rock, primarily from Florida strip mines. Already, demand has pushed phosphate rock prices up to a ton from a ton in the late 1960s. Controls on rock shipments, however, could hurt U.S. farmers, Mr Neal warned Much of the rock phosphate shipped to Eastern Canada for processing is exported as a finished fertilizer back into northern farm states. Other factors hurting the fertilizer industry are a shortage of railway cars and the energy crisis. Natural gas is used with nitrogen in the au- to produce ammonia, the raw material for nitrogen fertilizer. It takes as much natural gas to make one ton of fertilizer as it does to heat an average three-bedroom home for January. POPULAR TRANSPORT The automobile has long been the most popular form of transport in Canada. By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA This summer Panarctic Oils Ltd will become the first Canadian customer to have commercial private telephone service into the Arctic via satellite. Under a five-year contract with Bell Canada and involving Canadian National Pan- arctic will use a prototype 15-foot diameter dish ground station to provide a single line, two-way telephone or teletype service between Cal- gary and Rea Point, on Melville Island in the Arctic. The private line service, to be relayed between Calgary 'and the Arctic (via Ottawa) Aik, Canada's domestic communications satellite, will not be subject to long-distance toll charges, according to Bell Canada. Rea Point, the base camp serving all of Panarctic's growing gas exploration activities in the Arctic Islands, will be given a Calgary number Exploration crews and sta- tions within 200 miles of the Rea Point base camp will be able to "patch" into the satel- lite telephone service via high-frequency radio links with the base communications centre. Industry estimates of cost range from to a month. The contract with Bell has a special option allowing Pan- Slow meat demand hits pork EDMONTON (CP) The sharp drop in North American hog prices is basically due to a significant slowing of consumer demand for meats, especially in the United States, the Alberta hog producers marketing board said Friday. The board said that hog slaughter in Canada has been running ahead of last year by about seven to eight per cent and export demands, particularly Japanese purchases, are not as strong as last year, largely due to currency changes The result is that freezer stocks of pork are high for this time of the year and the supply of pork is out of balance with demand conditions. The board said it is talking to retailers in an effort to have pork specials in order to increase consumer demand and lower pork inventories. It was hoped that the additional retail effort would help protect future supply. arctic to stop the commercial service after 60 days with no further cost penalty. At present. Panarctic uses single sideband radio for daily communications between Rea Point and Calgary and Edmonton. The radio service is not always dependable, according to a Panarctic spokesman. Sunspots and weather routinely play havoc with it. The satellite service, by contrast will be virtually 100 percent dependable. It will be just like dialing a local number across town, according to a Bell Canada spokesman. Bakers repeat wheat warning CHICAGO (AP) United States baking industry officials warned again this week of a possible wheat shortage and asked the agriculture department for a firm method to determine supply needs for the summer. Their warning came one day after the head of the North. Dakota wheat commission said he had sent one bakers' organization a letter accusing the industry of "created crisis" tactics and calling for a survey of supplies by consumer advocate Ralph Nader Robert Wager, president of the American Bakers Association, said his industry needs between 250 million and 300 million bushels between April and June if supplies are to be maintained without interruption. He disputed a statement by agriculture secretary Earl Butz that there will be a carry-over in that period of 178 million bushels Wager and Richard Gohla, SOUTHERN PRINTING COMPANY LIMITED APPOINTMENT executive vice-president of the Associated Retail Bakers of America, said their information showed there may be a carry-over of "practically zero." The bakers' claim, however, was challenged by some farm officials and the American farm bureau federation's board of directors. "There appears to be a politically oriented scare campaign by the American Bakers Association and others designed to stampede congress into unwise action to slap on export controls and move toward some form of costly government storage a board statement said. "By no stretch of the imagination can wheat supplies be construed as inadequate for full domestic needs plus substantial export the statement said. GEORGE SAITO Southern Printing Company Limited, of Lethbridge, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. George Saito as Sales Manager of its Commercial Printing Division George has had 20 years extensive experience in the printing and stationery field in the Lethbndge area, and would like to make available his services to friends and customers old and new. PhoiM GEORGE at... 328-5114 1233-2nd South ANNOUNCEMENT Dave Neufeld Mr Tom Seines. Sales Manager of Astro Realty Ltd s pleased to announce that Mr Dave Neufeld has joined Astra's sales staff Dave has many years of selling experience and invites us many friends and customers o contact him for any of their teal Estate needs whether buying or selling phone Dave at 345-4702 or by calling "THE FRIENDLY PEOPLE" at ASTRO REALTY LTD. 328-7748 Westminster Mall H. H. Smith Ltd. Customs Broker 3ZMM1 SN4H-MSI COUTTS Home Office Phone OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE For Immediate Occupancy AUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT MONDAY, APRIL EDMONTON, ALBERTA A COMPLETE DISPERSAL FOR VERN JACOB LOG TRANSPORT CO. LTD. FEATURING 1970 CAT D9G hyd dozer, win tills. ROPS canopy. 1972 CAT D8H hyd dozer, twin tiHs. ROPS canopy. 1971 CAT O7F. hyd. dozer, twin Jills. ROPS canopy. 1971 CAT D6C. vW6A hyd. dozer, twin tilts. ROPS canopy; 1970 CAT D6C. hyd. dozer. ROPS canopy. 1970 CAT OS, dozer canopy. 1971 CAT 9SOB. canopy, Weldco log grapples: 1972 A-C TL-645B. canopy. Weldco log grapples: 1971 CLARK 668 skidder. CAT 9C par ripper. 40M series: CARCO J120PS winch. CARGO J80PS winch. <2) Gearornatic 22 top winches. HYSTER O6E w.nch. (21 HYSTER D6O winches. <3J 1972 HAYES HO3756 tandem logging trucks <3J 1971 HAYES HO3756 tandem logging itucks 1969 HAYES Clipper tandem tractor. 1972 BRENTWOOD 40 ton Lowboy large number oi 1970. 197! atxJ 1972 and ton we'ders. generators, compressors, shop tools, etc For complete details on sale contact Ray Charters, Kamloops Ofhce 372-S062. Keith SchneN or Don Fairey. Edmonton. 484 2273. Jim Harngan. Vancouver Office. 291 19J5 OR Calgary Head Office as below FLYER ADVERTISING DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, MARCH 1tth should you wish to fit 3 uppff sq., ft PAHUUE CONSTRUCTION LTD. PHONE 3274747 Vancouver Scmir Wiftfuwjt AUCTIONS '243 N 5T? ;