Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thundoy, Moy 4, 1972 THE IETHBR1DGE HERALD 3J for busy summer season MONTREAL (CP) Ship- ping aillhorilies are gearing tor a busy spring and summer sea- son as Ihc prospect of water- front labor peace and improved economic conditions brighten Ihe outlook at ports from coast lo coasl. In Montreal, a formal agree- ment between the Maritime Employers' Association and the International Longshoremen's Association covering long- shoremen at St. Lawrence Kiv- cr has sparked optim- ism among port officials. "Produclivily has been Ihc only problem in said Nick Beshwaty, port manager. "This new contract should solve that problem and give us. at least three years of labor peace on the waterfront." Mr. Bcshwaty is confident a record winter season was at- tained, surpassing last year's total cargo shipped during the winter months by "about 10 per cent." In 1971, 24.3-miIIion Ions of cargo were shipped through Montreal, a 5.2-percent de- crease, but Mr. Beshwaty ex- peels this trend to be reversed this year. "We know of two new lines bringing general cargo to Mon- treal this year. These commit- ments and other factors place us in a position to predict a favorable year." HAS N'EW" FACILITY The port will be operating four container terminals and one roll-on, roll-off terminal. A second roll-on, roll-off facility j will be completed next winter, I Mr. Beshwaty said. 135 women attend smorgasbord COALDALE (HNS) The recent smorgasbord staged by the Coaldalc Kinetic Club was a success. About 133 women attended. Mrs. Ed (Jeanne) Owen was chairman. There were 22 different and interesting mcnl and casserole dishes and a varie'.y of salads, INSURANCE LIABILITY A BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCSE3 LTD. ESTABUSHED 1911 tower Flaor 517 -tlh Avo. i. Phone 327-1541 potatoes, pickles and other foods. Mrs. Edward (Marilyn) Richards, Kinclte p r e s ident, was MC for the event. Guest singers were Marvel, DeLynn and Roberta Harrison accompanied by their mother, Mrs. Robert (Lorcno) Harri- son. Winner of the hand-made quilt was Mrs. Jra Holtman of Coaldale. ADVICE FOR THE AGED BANGKOK (AP) A Thai great-grandfather who claims to be 137 years old, gives this ad- vice: "Be cheerful, don't get tired of things in life, especially girls." He says his olclcsl child is 87 and he has 59 grandchil- dren and 47 groat-grandchil rircn. He spends time babysitting. BYE BYE BIRDIE Presented by Iho LETHBRIDGE COUEGIATE INSTITUTE Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday May 16, 17, 18, 19 YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE Tuesday is Students' Night nl 7 p.m. per person Wednesday, Thursday, Friday al p.m. per person Tickets cil Leister's or at tho LCI A new oil dock, to be com pleted this year, should bring an additional one-million ton of cargo In the porl, and the roll-on, roll-off facility shouk add another tons of car go. The roll on, roll-off lermina accommodates vessels tha open from the stern, allowing cargo to be wheeled on and of the ship. St. Lawrence Seaway offi cials are expecting grain shipments, a sizeable jump in container traffic and probable peace on the labor front lo produce another busy season, Ihc seaway's 13th year of operation. A record 52.9-million tons ol cargo m o v e d through the Montreal Lake Ontario section of Ihc seaway in 1371, a 3.5 per-ccnl increase over 1S70. GRAIN TOPS LIST I Twenty-million tons of groin lopped liic list of lypes of cargo j shipped through the syslem lasl I year. Iron and steel shipments increased by almost 50 per ccnl over 1970. up to 5.G5 million Ions, while general cargo shipments increased almost 3[ per cent to thrift-million Ions. Total cargo tonnage for the seaway syslem, including the Canadian Wclland Canal, was 70.fi million Ions in 1971, han- dled by vessels transits. Seaway traffic in 1071 was di- vided between 51.5-million tons of domestic Canadian and Am- erican traffic and 19.3-milIion Inns of foreign traffic. National Harbors Board fig- ures show ports under its jur- isdiction handled a record 93.7- million tons of cargo last year, a 7.U per-cent increase over 1370. Vancouver, which operates year round, recorded total ton- nage of last year, up a whopping 29.9 per cent from most of his I 1070. Crain and coal were the big shipping commodities, each accounting for more than 7.5- million Ions. MOST CLASSES DOWN Pnrl officials snid hulk com- modities lolnllcd S20.G million in III7I but with ilic exception of lumber I here were, declines in all in the first quar- ter Ibis year. Main reason was railway problems, and it show- er! in shnrp rlccrcr.scs in grain Victoria's total tonnage was down slightly lo in 1071. liul 113 ships had entered Ihe hnrbor in Ihc first quarter this year compared with 51 last year, indicating prospecls for a good year. In Saint John, N.R, Cordon Mnulnml, N'nlion.il Harbors Uonrd porl manager, snid the porl'.s 1072 .summer season de- pends on pulp nnd paper mar- kets. In Churchill, Man., A. M. Wokcs, port maiiiigcr, said the porl lias iilrcady been com- millcd In shipping 27-million bnshcl.s of gr.iin during (lie sen- son- Ghana students return to help country CAMERON DUODO London Observer Service ACCRA Students ot tho University of Ghana, who have been regarded by the rest o( the people as a pampered lot, have been volunteering to cut sugar cane on governmenl- oivned plantations. They come back lo their halls of residence to bum their aca- demic gowns as "relics ot Im- perialism." Chiefs, who for ages consti- tuted the most reactionary ele- ment in Ghanaian society, hav- ing collaborated with cnjonial district commissioners to sell lands held in trust for the peo- ple as a whole to capitalists from abroad while putting ob- stacles in the way of local would be farmers, are now freely offering land to assist the government's "Operation Feed Yourself Campaign." Ghanaian military officers, who were once regarded as an exclusive elite on whom much money was spent with no ap- parent return to the public- save for the occasional an- nouncement of a change of gov- ernment on the radio In the early ho'irs of the morning- are now helping to revive Gha- na's economy by working as full time managing directors of the industries grouped under the State sector of the economy. Governments have always started well in Ghana, and therefore the above catalogue, not uncomplimentary when viewed against the performance of Ghana's three other gov- ernments since independence in 1957, must be savoured with a pinch of salt. But the snirit be- hind the actions of Colonel Ig- natius Kuti Acheampong's na- tional Redemption Council in the "One Hundred Days" il has been in power (it overthrew Prime Minister Kofi Busia's Progress Party government, in a bloodless coup d'etat on Jan. 13) is clearly demonstrating ability lo arouse patriotic feel- ing in Ghana. The redemption council's first "heroic" decision was over the earlier devaluation of (he Ghana cedi by 40.3 per cent. The In- ternational Monetary Fund and some powerful foreign govern- mentis approved this. But the redemption council decided to revalue by 42 per cent. Next came the problem of Ghana's huge foreign debts lo which the deposed Kwame Nkruinah contributed so much through extravagant spending. Between and Ghana had paid almost million in debt repayments, including a 40 per cent moratorium inter- est charged by creditor coun- tries. Tlie redemption council decided enough was enough, and in February announced a moratorium on all debt pay- ments to last 10 years, and can- celled outright worth of debt owed lo British com- panies, which il said were con- tracted under agreements "tainted wild corruption, fraud or illegality." They recycle. That's why! It'sthe real thing. Coke. 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