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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta TuMday, March 19, 1974-THE LETH8RIDQE HERALD-9 No subsidy to be paid on U.S. cattle-Whelan By DOUG SMALL OTTAWA (CP) Will a share of the government's new beef subsidy be paid on imported American cattle? "No Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan said Monday. Opposition critics and agriculture department officials '.vere less sure, suggesting that processors and other beef importers may be able to draw the seven- cents-a-pound payments on some animals shipped in from the United States. The three-day-old subsidy program created near havoc on cattle markets Monday as buyers waited for the government to clarify a number of technical points, specifically the proper method of making payments. The situation spilled into the Commons where Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield and a number of cattle-country MPs pressed Mr. Whelan to explain the program. At one point, Mr. Whelan was asked to replace it with something else. Mr. Whelan replied that de- tailed instructions would be sent to all markets, buyers and MPs later in the day. He countered charges that imported cattle could qualify for subsidy payments and said that fattened U.S. cattle are shipped into Canada on con- signment to packing firms. The government would be able to distinguish between domestic and alien cattle by looking at company books. HP added in a Commons reply to Bert Hargrave Hat) that he hopes markets soon will be over by domestic cattle. HOLDING BACK Officials explained later that many cattlemen are holding animals off the market while they wait for the price to rise. The subsidies should encourage "heavier deliveries. But they added that some American imports could qualify for the payments. For instance, a farmer, who imported feeder steers from the U.S., could fatten them, sell them and still be eligible for the subsidy. Traditionally, cattlemen ex- port feeder cattle to the U.S. and American cattlemen sell a smaller number of fattened, or finished, cattle back on the Canadian market. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET H LPre Lethbridge...... 42 18 .06 PincherCreek 45 16 .37 Medicine Hat 35 12 .09 Edmonton 30 6 .04 Grande Prairie 30 3 Banff........... 40 5 .38 Calgary......... 34 9 .06 Victoria........ 50 35 Penticton....... 4 -4 Prince Rupert... 45 26 Prince George 44 20 .01 Kamloops....... 53 35 Vancouver...... 47 38 Saskatoon....... 19 6 .04 Regina 19 7 .01 Winnipeg.......21-17 Toronto......... 37 30 .08 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat light flurries clearing this afternoon, high near 30. Lows 5-10. Wednesday mostly sunny, high near 35. Calgary Clearing this morning high today near 30. Low tonight 5-10. Wednesday, mostly sunny, high near 35. Columbia Kootenay Today, sunny with cloudy periods, chance of a snowflnrry or two. Wednesday, mostly sunny. Highs today near 40. Lows tonight 15 to 20. Highs Wednesday 40 to 45. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Snow northerly winds.. and colder today. Snow tapering off northwest this afternoon. Scattered snow southeast tonight Few snow flurries elsewhere. Partly cloudy north. Few snow showers mountains of south Wednesday. Continued cold. Highs both days 20s north, 25 to 35 south. Lows tonight 10 to 20. .West of Continental Divide Snow at times and colder most sections today and tonight. Partly cloudy and cold Wednesday. Highs today and Wednesday 30s. Lows tonight 10 to 20. BRILLION GRASS SEEDER The grass seeder that puts the seed at the right depth for the best germination AVAILABLE NOW AT... GENERAL FARM SUPPIES Coutts Highway Box 1202 Phom. 328-1141 AMA ROAD REPORT as of 8 a.m. March 9, 1974. Highway 3 east. Lethbridge to Medicine Hat, snow covered throughout with very slippery sections especially in the sheltered areas and through towns. Highway 3 west. Lethbridge to Fort Macleod. extremely slippery throughout and snow covered. Fort Macleod to B.C. boundary, covered in light snow with slippery sections and sections of compact snow. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Coutts. snow covered throughout with slippery sections and sections of compact snow. Highway 5. Lethbridge to Cardslon and Waterton. snow covered. Very slippery to Magrath and south. Highway 6. Pincher Creek Jo Walerton, snow covered and extremely icy. Highway 2 north. Fort Macleod to Calgary and Edmonton, snow covered throughout. The highway is very slippery to Calgary with sections of compact snow in the sheltered areas and through the towns. Caution is advised. Calgary to Edmonton has some light drifting and occasional slippery areas. The travel lanes are clearing. Highway 2 south. Fort Macleod to Cardston and Carway. snow covered and very slippery throughout. Highway 23. Junction Highway 3 to Vulcan and High River, 'generally bare with slippery areas. Highway 36. Taber to Brooks, high drifts and extremely icy conditions. One lane traffic in places and caution is advised. Highway l Trans-Canada east. Calgary to Medicine Hat and Swift Current, generally bare to Brooks with occasional slippery sections. Very slippery from Brooks east with areas of compact snow. Highway 1 Trans-Canada west. Calgary to Banff, moslJy bare with traces of drifting snow near Exshaw and slippery sections. Banff to Golden. 1 to 4" of new snow. Plowing and sanding Hi progress. Golden to Revelstoke, IV new snow with slippery sections. Banff-Jasper Highway. 4" new snow. Plowing and sanding in progress. Ports of entry: Times in Mountain Standard Time Alberta opening and closing limes: Carway 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Chief Mountain closed; CoTitts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 7a.m. until 11 p.m.; Wild Horse 7a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rooseville7a.m. to 11 p.m. Logan Pass. (Canada Customs boors moved one boor earlier Jan. 6 when Montana went on daylight But roughly feeder cattle are shipped into the do- mestic market every year and officials said the subsidy could encourage even heavier im- ports. Mr. Hargrave also suggested that farmers might import cattle nearly ready for market, fatten them up for two weeks, then sell them for the going price plus the seven- cent subsidy. Mr. Whelan said the pay- ments must be made to domestic producers and that processors must prove they gave the subsidies for Canadian cattle "or they won't be paid." NOT WORRIED The problem of subsidies for U.S. imports "is the least of my worries." "American cattle are a big headache, but it's infantile compared with the headaches involved in putting this program in Mr. Whelan said outside the House. A bigger worry was providing the subsidy to farmers who sold their animals to local butcher shops. Unlike large packing and processing firms, smaller buyers might not be acquainted with the program and farmers would not receive subsidies. The subsidy program, an- nounced last Friday, was adopted to counter the effects of a flood of U.S. imports that have driven down domestic prices to producers. Farmers have complained that they have been selling cattle for to below cost. Mr. Whelan has said the government adopted the subsidy method of helping cattlemen to keep down prices to consumers. Rather than slapping on a protective tariff to keep imports move Mr. Whelan says would force retail prices the government opted for the subsidy which consumers pay for through their taxes. Back on ship SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) Prince Charles returned to his Royal Navy ship'Monday after spending'several days visiting the Palm Springs estate of Walter Annenberg, United States ambassador to Britain. The 25-year-old heir to the throne spent most of Monday performing routine duties aboard HMS Jupiter, where he is a communications officer. The Jupiter leaves San Diego today to return to Britain via the Panama canal. Your Druggists in Lethbridge and Thriftway Drugs 702 13th StnMt North Phont 327-0340 McCaffrey's Drug Store 411 13th StrMt North Phom 327-2205 BLAIRMORE Michael Finn Pharmacy Phone 562-2192 CARDSTON Temple City Drugs 271 Main StrMt PhOM 653-3M2 CLARESHOLM Claresnolm Pharmacy StrMI Phont 235-3050 COALOALE Coaldale Pharmacy 1721 20th Aiinut Phora 345-3277 COLEMAN Coleman Pharmacy Mtam FORT MACLEOD Price's Rexall Drug Phorw 234-9093 PICTURE BUTTE Price's Pharmacy TABER Johnson's Taber Drug Store Phone 223-2233 Gasoline shortage may help tourism BERT HARGRAVE Boy scouts get drunk report says STOCKHOLM (Reuter) Two out of every three Swedish boy scouts got drunk in the last year, says a report published here. The report said alcohol was smuggled into Boy Scout camps and some Scouts took drugs. GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) The gasolsine shortage in the United States will encourage more Americans to travel through Canada on east-west journeys, the travel industry association of Alberta was told here. Jack Hayes of Shell Oil Ltd. in Vancouver told the association's annual meeting that Canadians can expect to pay higher prices for gasoline in the near future but nothing on the scale of what Americans will probably experience. "But high prices won't deter Mr. Hayes said. "They'll travel if gasoline is a dollar a gallon." Jack Barber of CP Air in Vancouver said 1.4 million people have bought tickets to attend the Spokane World Fair "and many of these will travel through Canada to get to Spokane because there is no gas shortage here." Delegates passed a resolution for the second straight year recommending that an Alberta cabinet portfolio be created to deal exclusively with tourism. Ken Noble of Calgary, the association's executive director, said tourism is the province's third largest dollar -earner million last year and more could be done to educate residents of the province on the fine points of playing host to travellers. Bob Dowling, minister of consumer affairs responsible for tourism, expressed concern with the travel industry's rapid growth. "There was a nine-per-cent increase and we'll likely have the same again this year. We have 4o make sure our facilities can handle this growth before we draw too many people in." Mr. Dowling said the pressure has to be taken off Edmonton, Calgary, Banff and Jasper and more travellers funnelled into the Peace River, Cypress Hills and other areas of the province. HITS JACKPOT ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) A 53-year-old out of work construction worker, who was considering going on welfare, has won the fl-million payoff in the Pennsylvania state lottery. 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