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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Wednesday, March 20, 1974 Everyone waiting for dairy produce price hike Processors, consumers and producers of milk products are waiting for a price increase in dairy products. The Public Utilities Board has all the evidence provided by milk producers and processors during provincial hearings calling for an increase of per hundred pounds of fluid milk. This would amount to almost a one-third increase. Stewart Thomas, chairman of the Alberta Milk Control Board in Edmonton, Tuesday cautioned about 40 members of the Lethbndge Milk Producers Association that Ottawa could cause some trouble in Alberta's request for the increase. He said when the federal government announced a five-cent-per-quart subsidy for fluid milk sales last year, part of the agreement was there wouldn't be any price increase requests for one year unless production costs soared -above five per cent Mr. Thomas said other provinces which have asked for only a per hundred pound increase were having trouble with Ottawa and "that's nothing compared with your increase request." Albert Kooy, president of the local milk producers association, said it is high time producers spoke up to both government and the public, decrying the cost-price squeeze facing dairymen. Pointing to an anticipated favorable response from the utilities board that would "combat the continuous erosion of the value of the Mr. Kooy said dairymen are entitled to a fair return on their investment of labor and capital. He said producers welcomed the fast action of the utilities board in awarding a price of per hundred pounds for milk following hearings Aug. and hoped for similar action now. Even with the quick' action of the utilities board last year, the largest producer price increase in history was swallowed up as quickly as producers got it. Terry Bocock, president of the Alberta Milk Producers Association, said feed costs for the dairy cattle were most significant in increased production costs. Mr. Bocock said feed costs to produce 100 pounds of milk in 1972 was This figure had jumped to per hundred pounds of milk in August, 1973, and, prior to the last public utilities board hearing, had soared to "And the last figure was based on per ton hay, not the per ton you were he said. Dairy industry future 6must be decided MILK REPS ELECTED The Lethbndge Milk Producers Association returned four members to its board of directors Tuesday. Re-elected for two- year terms representing producers who haul milk to the Palm Dairies Ltd. plant in Lethbridge were Louis Pavan and Dan Wilson Returned by acclamation for two- year terms representing producers who haul milk to the Silverwood Dairies Ltd. plant in Lethbndge were Dick Boulton and Albert Kooy. Palm Dairies pro- ducer representatives with one year left on the board include Russell Nirol and Anno Slomp. Silverwood's producer representatives include Les Androkovich and Dino Zonta. Consumers and government must decide soon the fate of the Canadian dairy industry, says the former president of the Dairy Farmers of Canada. Bill Woolfrey of Medicine Hat, now a board member of the national dairymen's association, told 40 local dairy farmers Tuesday Canada must either start to produce efficiently for a viable dairy industry or rely in the international markets for its supply He said imports of dairy products into Canada were increasing with butter imports of 55 million pounds of butter in 1973, up from about 30 million pounds in 1972. The Dairy Farmers of Canada have told the governments production should be maintained in this country. "It would be a pity to rely on international markets." But in order to assure domestic consumption for domestic markets, incomes of farmers must be increased, he said. Mr. Woolfrey said the dairy industry in Canada desperately needs better management, more marketing expertise, a fair payoff and an element of protection that will reflect back to producers proper Alberta broilers sold in Japan Alberta broilers have successfully penetrated the Japanese market, the Alberta department of agriculture reports. The department said in a news release 18.5-ton SPECIAL! Extra large DISH CLOTHS In soft absorbent 100% cotton assorted colors 3 per pkg. ONLY 49 Call 327-5767 container shipment of broil_ers, processed by Pinecrest of Calgary, was supplied to Suehiro Broiler Co., one of Japan's largest broiler firms Pinecrest has since contracted with an Alberta feed and hatchery company to supply Suehiro with an additional 110 tons of broilers over six months. The department says Alberta Export Agency officials anticipate substantial long- term contracts for Alberta broilers The sale followed a visit to Alberta by Suehiro officials last fall, arranged by the Alberta Export Agency. CtrtifM DMM MwfcMk CUfFIUCK. BLACK DENTAL LAB HEWCAL DENTAL UK. LOwar Laval PHONE SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION it UN WAREHOUSE Anm Sntfc THURDSAY, MARCH 21st SMI BWBTW Nice Older Bedroom Suite with Complete Bed. Dresser, and Chest of Drawers. Warbrobe-Chesi of Drawers Combination. Good Household Desk. Nice Small China Cabinet. Small Fridge (Idea! for Bar or Fngidaire Deepfreeze. 2 Vanity Dressers. Chest of Drawers. 2-6' Older Style Glass Showcases. Upholst- ered Rocker, Green Chesterfield and Chair, Easy Washer-spin Dryer, 5 Blackboards. School Desks, Selection of TVs. Inglis Electric Dryer, Nice Gold Armless Lounge. Oak Arm Chair, Singer Treadle Sewing Machine, Night Table. Bicycles. Booth Table, Aluminum Door. Wood Chairs. Chrome Chairs, Coffee Table. Step Tables, Acme Crust Roller. Pump and Motor. Upright Vacuum, Guitar, Luggage, Good Dishes, Nice Pictures, Slide Trays. Electric Cords. Bell and Howeil Slide Projector, Acetylene Welder, iron Board, Film Editor, Tripod. Electric Ranges. IMfCHEVViTON SHERIFF SALE: PURSUANT TO THE ALBERTA SEIZURES ACT WE WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING: LUWURrOUS RED CRUSHED VELVET CHESTERFIELD CHAIR. HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. 1OT02.WJAVE.S. LETHBRIDGE AUCTIONEERS KEITH EMOMANN payment for their milk. Part of this objective can be obtained if the Dairy Farmers of Canada are successful in getting a uniform set of milk quality standards for all provinces, he said. Milk promotion urged A television advertisement April 18 could have a direct bearing on future promotions of dairy products by the Lethbridge Milk Producers Association. About 40 association members were told at the groups annual meeting Tuesday a new province-wide dairy product promotion committee is to start an advertising campaign aimed at the 16 to 24-year-old age group. If successful, the Lethbridge producers could be enticed back into the provincial body for future dairy product promotion campaigns The Lethbridge association dropped out of the Dairy Food Services Buieau, a promotion arm of the Dairy Farmers of Canada, because "we weren't getting enough out of the group for the money we were putting said Albert Kooy, president of the local group. Jack Cullen of Bowden, Alberta director on the bureau, said will be spent on the advertising campaign in Alberta. Mr Cullen said the promotion might not be as effective in Lethbridge because of the presence of two United States television stations. Promotion of dairy products is essential for increased sale of those products, said Mr. Cullen. Denmark spends the most money per capita on dairy product promotion and has the highest per capita consumption of milk. Canada spends the least and has the lowest per capita consumption of dairy products of the countries surveyed, he said. While other parts of Canada have decreased milk sales, Lethbridge dairies showed an increase of 3.8 per cent. Doug Thompson, regional officer for the Alberta Milk Control Board in Lethbridge, said Lethbridge dairies sold 8.435.747 quarts of milk in 1973. Of this total. 64.1 per cent was sold through retail outlets and 35.9 per cent was sold door to door. Scenic Drive closed The sign George Teichroeb is busy nailing to the pavement at construction crews build the underpass that will route 6th Avenue Scenic Drive and 4th Street S. has an air of permanence to it S. under Scenic Drive to the new bridge. The other end of the and with good reason. It will be there until late next fall as detour is at 5th Avenue S. and Scenic Drive. It's all set Library opens Monday The opening date for the Lethbndge Public Library is still set for Monday. Bill Russell, chairman of the library board, said the new building will open for business Monday, with the official opening April 5. The opening had been earlier projected for Feb. 4, then mid- February and then March 4. However, it was held up by delays in deliveries, and had to be rescheduled. Committee seeks area preschools Long lineups forecast for licence purchases Preschool children within the Hardieville, Sunnyside and McNally school boundaries in the County of Lethbridge may be able to attend a kindergarten in their local school this fall. A preschool committee with parent representatives from the three schools has been formed and is in the process of establishing a kindergarten in each of the schools and obtaining funding from the department of education. The committee also includes representation from community service organizations and groups who provide medical and social services to preschoolers. Parents interested in sending their youngsters to kindergarten at one of the three county schools should contact their representative pn the preschool committee. Walter Adams and Mike Ujzary represent Hardieville parents. Judy Stockdale and Virginia Wauters represent Sunnyside parents and Linda Burr and Susan Kuipers are the McNally representatives. Hothouse vegetables, orchards booming Brooks director Hothouse vegetables and tree-fruit orchards are booming in Alberta, but ornamental tree and bedding plant production have some BERGMAN'S am Open Thursday 6 30 p TTI 10 9 p m. Phone 32S-0372 77U 12th Ava. 3. problems, says the director of the provincial horticultural research station at Brooks. A. O. Olson says greenhouse production is shifting from flowers to vegetables. But more experienced operators are needed and greenhouses should be taxed on an agricultural basis, not a commercial basis. Dr. Olson also says better flower transportation FOX DENTURE CLINIC ESI 1922 PHONE 3ZT4MS E. S. f. FOX, C.O.M. FOXLETHMNEiarTALLAI 2MMBMCM.OEMTM.MLOO. INSTALLATION ELECTRONIC AIR CLEANERS 32t-H73 methods are needed to prevent damage and loss to the crops. Expansion potential for small fruit crops through "pick-your-own" operations near urban centres is good, he says. Most small orchards in Central Alberta sell their fruit on a pick-your-own" basis, and there are possibilities for expansion in apple, plum and plum hybrid production. Tree farms expanded by over 100 per cent last year, with 800 acres added to an existing 500 acres. Dr. Olson believes the industry will continue to expand at about 20. per cent a year. The province also has about acres of tree nurseries in addition to the tree farms, and acres of turf grass. But. he says, the ornamental tree and bedding plant industries suffer from financing problems, taxation classification problems and the need for a licensing procedure for operators. They also need more trained staff. Mass procrastination by the driving public in getting vehicles licenced for 1974 may result in long and inconvenient lineups in April, says the manager of the Lethbridge office of the Motor Vehicles Branch. Lloyd Millard said Lethbridge is no different than the rest of the province which is lagging behind 33 per cent in sales of 1974 licence plates and revaluation tags as compared to this time last year. Mr. Millard said plates and tags for passenger cars have been sold from the Lethbndge office this year, compared to sold up to the middle of March last year. Sales in other categories are similarly behind schedule. Distribution of farm licence plates began late this year because of supply problems but the plates are on sale at all offices in the province. U of L courses al The Hat The University of Lethbridge will offer three education courses at Medicine Hat College during summer session this year. Early childhood curriculum and instruction will be in summer session I from May 6 to June 7. Classes will be held Monday and Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Spring begins today Spring officially springs at 5 p.m. today. According to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's handbook, the season begins when the sun apparently passes directly above the equator on its way north for the summer season. This time varies from year to year. The average date for this occurrence is March 21. Ted Wilson of the Kenyon Field weather office says when the sun is directly over the equator its rays will hit Lethbridge mere directly which should result in warmer weather. The record high for this date is 74 degrees above in 1910 and the record low is 19 degrees below in 1913. The average daily high for March 20 is 44 and the average low is 23 Tuesday's high was 26 and the low was seven. The forecast for today and tomorrow is sunny with highs of between 30 and 35 and a low tonight of between 10 and 15. DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSSHOSACK CartMad Dental Maclumte SuHt 304 9th St S. Ph. 327-7244 LAttbridga Now is the time to consider Air Conditioning white PRE-SEASON PRICES art Mill in Installed by Charlton Hill LTD. 1262 2nd Ave.S. Phone 328-3388 ORNAMENTAL IRON PRODUCTS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS Phone 34S-3t73 (taking over former eastcnd welding shop in Making railings, ornamental products, tanks and repairs. mid cows to race at rodeo A wild cow race will be featured March 30 at the Lethbridge Community College rodeo club's third annual rodeo at the Exhibition Pavilion Cows wili o leased from the chutes iie six four- man teams wi.< attempt to hold them long enough to saddle them. The winner will be the team whose representative first rides across the finish line halfway down the arena. Deadline for contest entries will be Friday. The Staff Of The Marquis Rower Shop Wish To Congratulate The Two Alberta Winners Of The F.T.D. MAPLE LEAF DESIGN CONTEST NATHAN SCHOEPP AND TRUDY SWEENEY SEE THEIR ENTRIES IN OUR WINDOW THIS WEEK MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP ;