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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, March 13, 1974 LETHBRIOOE HERALD Cattlemen reject call for increased production OTTAWA (CP) Cattlemen have rejected a government call for increased production, arguing that the country's beef herd has to be cut down if their industry is to survive. Spokesmen for the Canadian Cattlemen's Association said during the group's annual meeting Tuesday that consumers can expect restricted supplies an higher prices for beef this year. "If they're going to eat, they're going to have to pay for said association representative Chris Mills. "The problem right now is too much production, not too Mr. Mills said. Cattlemen were selling animals for less than it cost to raise them. The association, which calls itself "the spokesman for over 12 million head of agreed that the country' herd had expanded more rapidly than it should have because of government incentive programs between 1968-72. During that period, grain prices were depressed by sur- pluses and the government paid farmers to divert wheatland into summerfallow and forage crops. Farmers found it more profitable'to feed grain to cattle and sell beef rather than to sell grain. In the last two years, however, world demand and prices for grain has soared following international crop failures. Domestic feed grain prices have risen to the point where farmers can make more money by selling grain than by feeding it to livestock and selling meat. The association says cattlemen now must sell beef for 50 cents a pound merely to break even. But beef prices to farm- ers have dropped from more than 60 cents a pound last sum- mer to less than 50 cents a pound now. Syd Williams, deputy minister of agriculture, told the cattlemen that cheap feed grain in the past has contributed to the rise in the beef population. The current market indicated that the "buildup has been too rapid." The cattlemen also agreed that steps should be taken to block a current flood of imported American cattle that is currently undercutting domestic prices. While the association supports the concept of free North American trade in beef and cattle, new tariffs and import quotas are needed to offset current lower prices, Mr. Mills said. The association says an American beef price freeze last summer disrupted domestic beef prices. U.S. cattlemen held their animals off the market during the freeze, then sold heavily when it was lifted. The overflow spilled into Canada, lorcing domestic prices down. The government moved to counter the effect of the im- ports last fall by doubling a 1.5-cent-a-pound tariff on imported cattle and a three-cent tariff on imported beef. That surcharge now has been lifted, but the cattlemen say it must be reimposed. As well they say they want the government to institute a quota system based on the U.S.-Canada cattle ratios. Imports would be restricted to head, or about a tenth of domestic exports to the U.S. M. Williams said the call for a surcharge was under "extremely active consideration" and that the government was considering a number of options aimed at protecting the domestic cattle market. Operation Handshake features exchange of Alberta students EDMONTON (CP) Operation Handshake, an urban rural exchange program sponsored by the department of culture, youth and recreation, will give jun- ior high school students in Alberta a chance to see a different way of life this summer. Minister Horst Schmid said today students from Edmonton, Calgary and rural areas within a hundred mile radius will be encouraged to take part in the program. Rural high school students from a farm, or a community or less than people will stay with city students for one then entertain city students for one week in the country. Applications from students wishing to take part in the program must be received before April 11. Television actor sues city for million SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) Television actor James Stacey, who lost his left arm and left leg in a motorcycle accident last year, is suing the city of Los Angeles for million in damages. Stacey, 36, said in a suit filed Thursday in Superior Court that the city failed maintain streets properly. The former star of the television series Lancer was riding his motorcyle with a girlfriend on Sept. 28, 1973, when he collided with a car driven by Carter Gordon. Stacey's companion, Claire Cox, 27, was killed. Stacey, former husband of actresses Kim Darby and Connie Stevens, previously filed a suit against Gordon, who has been charged with manslaughter. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather Sunrise Thursday Sunset H L Pre. Lethbridge...... 36 24 .01 Pmcher Creek... 33 22 .06 Medicine Hat 39 23 .35 Edmonton 22 19 .05 Grande Prairie. 10 5 .17 Banff........... 38 17 Calgary......... 23 18 .01 Victoria 47 37 .25 Penticton...... 44 34 .40 Prince George 27 13 .04 Kamloops....... 51 36 .03 Vancouver...... 51 39 .21 Saskatoon....... 34 31 Regina 34 31 Winnipeg 35 28 Toronto.......31 3 Ottawa......... 25 3 Montreal 24 4 St. John's....... 15 13 .07 Halifax........ 15 8 Charlottetown 14 6 .02 Fredericton..... 14 5 .01 Chicago 40 26 New York 45 21 Miami.......... 82 68 Los Angeles..... 73 52 Las Vegas...... 70 48 Phoenix 81 52 Honolulu........ 80 70 Athens 52 43 Rome.......... 57 39 London......... 46 37 Berlin.......... 50 36 Amsterdam..... 48 32 Moscow 32 25 Stockholm 30 23 Tokvo ........46 30 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat Today, overcast with intermittent snow, cold north winds. Temperature remaining steady near 25. Lows near 10 above. Thursday, sunny periods, highs near 15. Calgary Today, overcast with intermittent snow, winds north 20 this afternoon. Highs 20-25. Lows 5-10 above- Thursday, sunny periods, highs 10-15 above. Columbia Kootenay Mostly cloudy today. A few showers of rain except mixed rain and snow this morning. Gusty winds. Thursday cloudy with sunny periods. Highs today and Thursday 40 to 45. Lows tonight in the 20s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Showers developing today with cooler temperatures west portion. Cold rain or wet snow spreading southward across the area this afternoon through Thursday. Much colder Thursday. Gusty winds at times. Highs today 45 to 55 east 40s west. Lows tonight 10 to 20 extreme north 20s elsewhere. Highs Thursday 25 to 35 north 35 to 45 south. West of Continental Divide Scattered showers and cooler today and Thursday. Highs today 40s. Lows tonight 20s. Highs'Thursday 35 to 45. STOCK CHUTES REGULAR OR AUTOMATIC HEAD GATE Stock Backs, Corral Gales, and Fence Posts are also available at... GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Couttt Highway Box 1202 Phone 32S-1141 Torts of entry: Times in Mountain Standard Time opening and closing times Carway 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Chief Mounlam closed: Coutls open 24 hours; Del Bonila 8 a.m. Jo 5 p.m.: Kingsgate open 24 hours: Porthill-Rykerts7a.m. until 11 p.m.: Wild Horse7a.m. to4 p.m.: Rooseville 7 a m lollp'm Logan Pass. (Canada Castoms boors moved one boar earlier Jan. 6 when Montana went on daylight Hijacker seized An 18-year-old Japanese hijacker, his head wrapped cloth, is brought down steps from a Japan Air Lines jumbo jet by policemen disguised as airline personnel shortly after his arrest Tuesday at Naha, Okinawa. Police identified him as Katsuhito Owaki. He hijacked the jet with 425 other persons aboard on a flight from Tokyo to Naha. Turner is accused of reversing stand OTTAWA Revenue from the federal export tax on crude oil will not be taken into account in calculating federal equalization payments to poorer provinces, Finance Minister John Turner told the Commons Tuesday. He was immediately accused by Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield of reversing a position announced in January. Mr. Stanfield said the minis- ter told MPs then that oil-tax revenue would be subject to equalization. He had even esti- mated the Oct. 1 to Jan. 31 cost at million. He said Mr. Turner also ad- vised him of this in private. "The minister disappoints me. Mr. Turner said his earlier remarks were conditional, and that he had not made a definite statement. Under the equalization pro- gram. Ottawa makes lump- sum payments to the seven poorer provinces. Only Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia do not qualify. Half the revenue from the export tax. in effect since Oct. 1. is returned to the oil- producing provinces, most going to Alberta and Saskatchewan. If it were taken into account in calculating equalization payments, there would be a general increase in the amount Ottawa would be obligated to pay. Outside the House. Mr. Stanfield rejected Mr. Turner's claim that his earlier remarks had been conditional and that subsequent advice from officials had changed his mind. 'His remarks to the House were not conditional. His re- marks to me were not condi- tional." He said Mr Turner should have admitted thai he made an error in his original his statement now that statement. "I'd accept that." what he told the House was "What I will not accept is conditional." Vanta's Economy Meats 904-7th Ave. South Phone 329-4545 (YOUR railZIR BHF EXPERTS) ITS ADVANTAGEOUS TO SHOP AT VANTA'S MEATS Jtta IHT frMs ta i Mw-wHk but 24 hnrs a frw March 18 March GRADE A SIDES OF KEF aged ib. GRADE A FRONTS OF KEF aged ib. GRADE A HINDS OF BEEF aged............... ib. ALSO AVAILABLE 50 SIDES OF LEAN BEEF LEAN SIDES OF IEEF well aged.............. ib. LEAN FRONTS OF BEEF well aged Ib. LEAN HINDS OF BEEF well aged Ib. ALL PRODUCTS GOVERNMENT INSPECTED COME IN AND PICK YOUR OWN BRAND Extra weekly specials until Saturday, March IS, 1974 1. PORK ROAST lean only................ Ib. 2. PORK STEAKS loin shoulder, lean Ib. 3. CHUCK STEAKS (limited supply) ib. 4. BACON by ttw piece only Ib. 5. HOME MADE SAUSA6ES fresh daily....... ib. 8. SPARE RIBS meaty (25 Ib. limit) Ib. 7. GROUND BEEF (10 Ib. limit) fresh hourly Ib. 8. WIENERS (25 Ib.Jimit) bulk only Ib. 9. BOLOGNA AN' IF I ONi-Y HAD MONEY FOR A tQ- SUNDAE 1000LD QUIT a "Scrumpdillyishus" offer good Thurs. Fri., March 14-15 What a "scrarapdillyishus" sale. Buy one DAIRY QUEEN sundae any size and gei a second for 10. Enjoy one of your favorite treats topped with hot fudge or strawberry or any flavor you like. Any- thing this good jus! has to be shared. So bring a friend and eat, drink and save while this greal offer lasts ai participating DAIRY QUEENS. 'Let's all go to the DAIRY QUEEN" Dairij Queen Trademark Canadian Trademarks DAIRY QUEEN CORPORATION ;