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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta in mxuss Stock prices up in active trade TORONTO (CP) - Prices were mixed to fractionally higher in active mid-morning trading today at the Toronto stock market. On index, industrials were up .19 to 180.73, golds .05 to 182.66 Grain prices Winnipeg Grain WINNIPEG (CP) - Trading continued light in all commodities through mid-session on the Winnipeg Grain Exchange today. The main activity centred in oilseeds where all futures were showing a little strength on improved1 exporter interest Oats and barley had only a light domestic shipper trade while rye had a moderate volume of trade witfi light hedge offers and exporter buying. Thursday's volume of trade was 315,000 bushels of flax, 1,-381,000 of rapeseed and 85,000 of rye. Mid-session prices: Flax: May V/z higher 2.56%; July 1% higher 2.54%; Oct. 2% higher 2.58; Nov. % higher 2.55B. Rapeseed Vancouver: March 1% higher 3.17; May unchanged 2.94%; July % higher 2.8l>/4; Sep. not open. Rapeseed Thunder Bay: April not open; June % higher 2.85%; Oct. and Dec. not open. Oats: May % higher 85%; July, Oct. and Dec. not open. Bar 1 e y: May unchanged 1.33A; July % higher 1.30; Oct. end Dec. not open. Rye: May % lower 1.13%; July unchanged 1.07%; Oct. unchanged 1.07%; Dec. unchanged 1.10A. Prices for class two wheat Thursday for export to countries outside IGA: 1 nor 1.80%; 2 1.78%; 3 1.74; 4 1.71%; 1 Durum 1.787/8; 2 1.75%; 3 1.67; 4 1.62%; IGA prices: 1 Nor. 1.80%; 2 1.78%; 3 1.74; 4 1.71%; 1 Durum 1.78%; 2 1.75%; 3 1.67; 4 1.62%. Grain quotes Thursday (basis Lakehead): ....High Low Close Flax May 255y4 254% 255 Jly 253% 252% 253% Oct 256% 255% 255% Nov 254% Rapeseed Vancouver Mar 318 315 315% May 297 294V4 294y* Jly 381% 280% 280% Sep 261 Rapeseed Thunder Bay Apr 294% 294% 294% Jun 285% 284% 285% Oct 261 Dec 254% Oats May 85% Jly 85 Oct 85% Dec 85 Barley May 133% 131 133 Jly 129% 128% 129% Oct 122% 122% 122% Dec 122% Rye May 114 113% 114 Jly 107% 107% 107% Oct 107% 107 107% Dec 110 and base metals .32 to 93.18. Western oils lost .59 to 206.48. Volume by 11 a.m. was 789,000 shares, up from 639,000 at the same time Thursday. Gains outnumbered losses 134 to 86 with 190 issues unchanged. Trading was suspended at the opening in shares of Home Oil Co. Ltd and Cygnus Corp. Ltd. The federal government is negotiating with Home President R. A. Brown, for the purchase of a majority interest in the company. Mr. Brown controls Home through Cygnus Corp, of Calgary, Alta. Home Class A shares dropped % to$26 % Thursday, while Class B shares lost % to $27 %. Cygnus A was down % to $5 % and Cygnus B % to $6 %. Strongest sectors this morning were food processing and oil refining. Seagrams was up % to $53%, Canadian Industrial Gas % to $11 %, Cominco % to $22 %, Scottish and York % to $15 and Pan Ocean % to $15. STEADY TRADING MONTREAL (CP) - Prices inched narrowly upward in slow but steady trading on the Montreal stock market today. The withdrawal from trade of Home Oil and Cygnus Corp. announced by the Quebec Securities Commission had no visible effect on trading. The federal government is negotiating with Home Oil president R. A. Brown for purchase of the company. Highlighting gains on the Montreal Stock Exchange, Royal Trust was up % to $32%, Imasco Limited % to $17%, Hol-linger % to $38, Noranda % to $34%. Among declining issues, Canada Steamship Lines was off $1% to $31, Velcro Industries % to $19%, Pacific Petroleum % to $30%, Alberta Natural Gas % to $23%, International Utilities % to $43%, Scott's Restaurants % to $11. On index, industrials were up .40 to 181.78, utilities .36 to 154.26, banks .05 to 191.91, the composite .35 to 178.12. Papers declined .23 to 86.97. By 11 a.m. 220,400 shares traded. DJA OFF NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market reverted to a drifting pattern today in the absence of anything stimulating in the news background. Trading was moderate. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials was off 3.29 to 896.15 at noon. Among C a n a d i a n s on the NYSE, Granby Mining was up % at $23% and Walker Gooder-ham was off % at $38%. On the Americaan Stock Exchange, Canadian Javelin was up % at $17%. Potato futures WINNIPEG (CP) - The Maritime potato futures market was inactive Thursday with bids and offers ranging from current levels to five points higher, but no trades. Wednesday's trading volume was 26. Open High Low Close Apr 2.35A May 2.90N Nov 2.40A ATTENTION! FARMERS and STOCKMEN If You Want TOP DOLLARS for your LIVESTOCK ... Consign to PICTURE BUTTE AUCTION MART Ideally located in the centre of large cattle feeding and hog raiting area SATURDAY, March 13th at 1 p.m. 400 - HEAD - 400 ALL CLASSES OF CATTLE HIGHLIGHTED BY . . . 30 HOLSTEIN STEERS Apprex. 500 lb�. - from one owner Alto . . . 400 TO 500 WEANER, FEEDER HOGS AND BROOD SOWS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT PICTURE BUTTE AUCTION MART JOE or JIM JURIS Phone 732-4400 or 732-4468 - Picture Butte CN Rail operating deficit increases OTTAWA (CP) - The 1970 operating deficit of the Canadian National Railways is about $4 million higher than in 1969, R. T. Vaughan, CNR vice-president, said Thursday. He told the Senate transport committee that exact figures will be disclosed when the CNR annual report is made public within two weeks. The I960 deficit was $24,6 million, a drop from the 1968 deficit of $29-2 million. Mr. Vaughan was speaking Just before the Senate commit tee approved a government bill providing financing for Air Canada and the CNR. The CNR vice-president said the increase in the deficit in 1970 was largely due to the uncertain economic climate last year. The current railway debt stood at $1,800 million. Mr. Vaughan said that if the capital structure of the railway could be rearranged by Parliament, the amount of interest that bad to be paid annually on Miscellaneous quotations Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal (Supplied by Doherty, Roadhouse and McCuaig) LAST BID OR SALE __ (11:00 a.m. Quotes* wistirn OILS Alta Ea*t Cm *n Almlnax e.10 Asamara 18.37'A BP Oil Cat 6.40 Can South 5.40 Cdn Ex Gat 4.5S Ashland 11.MV4 Cdn Homastd 8.35 Cdn Home Pfd 15.00 Cdn Ind Gas Oil 11.00 Cdn Logn l� .76 Cdn Supar 34.67'A Cen Dal Rio 12.631/2 Charter 6.55 Chleftan 7.85 Dome Pete (7.25 Dynamic Pete 1 07 Total Pete 7.25 Great Plaint 34.50 Lochlel 1.31 Mill City 1.63 New Cont .75 North Cdn Oil 7.40 Numae 7.50 Permo .60 Petrol 1.38 Pinnacle .76 Place Gas 1.40 Ponder .58 Ranger 13.62Vi Scurry Rain 24.87'A Spooner 1.76 W Decalta 6.15 MISCELLANEOUS INDUSTRIALS fil:00 a.m. ajueteai 01:00 a.m. Agra Ind Atco Ind Aquatalne Brit Nfld Cdn Brew A Cdn Brew B Cdn Hydro Car Cdn Pacific Inv CPR Pfd Crowsnest Ind Cygnus A Cum Prop Gt Cdn Oil S 7.50 8.50 24.50 5.12'A 31.00 37.00 17.12'A 26.00 9.S0 26.00 5.12V4 16.50 5.40 Gt Cdn Oil 6-75 100.00 Home B Home Pltfld Hud Bay Co Hud Bey Oil Hud Bay Oil Pf Hugh Russell Husky Oil 27.50 210 17.50 41.87% 58.00 21.50 17.37V4 Husky Oil B 44.50 Husky Oil War 8.75 Inter Prov Pipe 12.00 Intl Utll Pfd 43.62'A Inter Steel Pipe 8.12Vi Jefferson Lake 10.37ft Joutel .79 Kaiser Res 7.00 Kam Kotla 1.01 L Ont Port Cem 2.80 MFG /Manage 2.10 Mentor .96 Newconex 5.50 Pacific Pefa 31.50 Rank Ors 19.00 Selk Hold 11.50 Shell Can 35.50 Shell Inv Pfd 35.50 Shell Inv Wts 15.37'/2 Sicks Rainier 3.37'/a West Cdn Seed 3.85 White Yukon 15.50 CALGARY Aeroll .88 Ana Pete 38 Barons Oil .06 North Cont .02 Plains Pete 31 West Warner .39 Madison .33 Rexdale .21 PIPELINE STOCKS Alta Gas Tr L A 49.87 .26 3.20 3.S0 1.70 .21 9.25 .35 36.50 3.20 1.60 .12 .74 .85 10.50 .18 �18 125.50 .13 .29 11.50 .15 .24 New Imperial Noranda Northgafe Opemlka Osisko Paflno Pine Point Placer Dev. P.C. Exp. Quebec Man Rayrock Rio Algom Roman Corp. Sllverfields Sherrltt Gordon Silver Miller Steep Rock Siscoe Tek Corpi Texmont Upper Canada Western Mines Wright Har. Willroy Windfall Yellowknlfe Br. Zenmac 1.35 34.00 8.S0 10 62Va .30 21.75 29.00 34.00 1.06 .18 1.61 19.00 7.20 1.90 19 2S .08 2.45 1.82 5.90 .75 1.90 3.50 1.23 1.10 13 5.60 .11 INDUSTRIALS Abltibl Alcan Algoma Steel Atco Ind Atlan Sugar Bell Tel Braz Tree B.C. Tel Burns B.C. Forest B.C. Sugar CAE Ind Cdn Brew Chemcell Col Cellulose Cal Power Cdn Indus Canada S. S. Cdn Marconi Chrysler CPR Cominco Cons Bathurst Cons Gas Dlst Seagrams Dom Bridge Domtar Dom Textile Dom Stores Dome Pete 7.00 23.00 lS.Wi 8.25 7.�'/2 48.12'A 16.75 65.00 11.87'A 24.00 18.12'/a 4.50 8.00 4.80 6.00 27.25 13.50 30.75 3.55 27.25 69.37Va 22.37i/a 9.62'/a 19.62Va 53.50 21.37'/4 15.25 15.12'A 10.�2'/a 87.25 Dofasco Fam Players Fd of America Gt Cdn Oil Sds Gen Motors Gt Lakes Pap Gulf Oil cda Grey Lines Hawker Sid Huron and Erie Hiram Walker Imperial Oil Imp Tobacco Int Nickel Int Pipe Inv Group A Int Utilities Indus Accept Laurentlde Kelly Doug A Loeb Loblaw A Metro Stores Massey Ferg McMillan Bloa Moore Corp Motsons A Molsons B North and Cen Pembina Pipe Power Corp Price Co Rothmans St Law Corp Shell CDA Simpson's Simp Sears Steel of Canada Selkirk A Texaco Trad Group A Trans Mfn Pipe Trans Can Pipe Union Gas Union Oil Versatile Mfg Westeel Union Carb Weston's B Wood A West Cdn Sd Zenith Elec BANKS Cdn Imp Montreal Nova Scotia Royal Toronto-Dom 24.62