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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Thunday, May 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID _ 15 Wheat flow record set WINNIPEG (CP) G. N. Vogel, chief commissioner p[ the Canadian wheat hoard said here record grain exports through west coast porls in April have made it possible to clear up the long line-up ol wailing vessels at Vancouver. Preliminary figures show that west coast exports of all grains totalled 30.3 million hiishels in April, up from the prev i o u s monthly record of 28.3 million bushels set last June. Mr. Vogel said only one ship was waiting in the Vancouver Harbor yesterday while six oth- ers were heing loaded. In mid- Blarch when rail shipments had hfeen disrupted by an extended period of severe weather, the list of grain vessels in Vancou- ver Harbor reached a peak of 20 sliips. Since then rail ship- ments have been relatively free of disruptions. SPHCIAL EFFORTS The commissioner said In a prepared statement the drama- tic shipping improvement is due largely to special efforts made by all segments of Hie grain in- dustry involved ir, the west coast movement and particular- ly the railways, terminal oper- ators, grain handlers and steve- dores. "As a result of the present situation, we are hopeful that we can catch up on the export programs that were deferred earlier in the year when the situation at the west coast be- came critical." The new record In grain clearances at the west coast was matched by an unprece- dented rate of rail unloads dur- ing April, averaging 837 cars a day on a five-day week. On April 17, a peak of 057 cars was reached. Mr. Vogel said that with the large number of vessel clear- ances In recent weeks, hunch- Ing could again occur In the near future when the ships re- turn for further cargoes. How- ever, west coast terminals have shown they can handle such a situation provided rail ship- ments from the Prairies can bo maintained without further dis- ruption. April grain clearances from the west coast totalled 222.2 mil- lion bushels to date this crop year, well up from the 173.2 million bushels for the same period last year. Chess match site named AMSTERDAM (AP) The world chess championship was handed today to Iceland's capi- tal, Reykjavik, a spokesman of the International Chess Federa- The championship is sched- uled to start July 2. The decision to go lor Reykja- had offered to host the games between titleholder Boris Spassky of Russia and challenger Bobby Fischer of the United taken by FIDE's president, Dr. Max Euwe, the spokesman said. FIDE gave Fischer until Sat- urday to declare his willingness to play on the conditions set by Rekjavik. These are a prize fund of with the winner taking and the loser the rest. If Fischer, or his chess feder- ation, fails to give a positive roply on the stated deadline, the U.S. grandmaster will lose his right to challenge Spassky, the spokesman said. The right to challenge will then go to Russian grandmaster Tigran Petrosian, whom Fis- cher defeated in the world championship semi-finals. Now on! Big Savings! tt's the biggest, the maddest, the craziest sale of them all! Beaver's Crazy Cops have locked up most regular prices for 3 full weeks of outstanding savings! Look for crazy-cut prices in every department! Watch for our flier in the mail! So Inexpensive for Home or Cottage Real Wood Budget-Priced Mahotranv Wall Panels Mosaic Tiles Colored 1" x tile? with gold ileck, premounled on 12''x 12" mesh back. Mar-Vel Exterior White DON Manager _ Ph. 328-4461 3rd Avo. and 17th Street S. Open Man. thru Sal. 8 to p.m. USE YOUR CHARGEX CARD OR OPEN A HANDY BEAVER BUDGET! How west firms tared under support program By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The latest report on operation of the Employment Support Act, that slab of legisla- tion drawn up by the federal government during those first panic-stricken weeks after im- position of the 10 per cent sur- charge on imports to the United States, contains some revealing statistics about the state of Western Canada's exporting in- dustries. The legislation established an million fund. Companies whose KAports to the United States were slashed drastically by the import levies could apply to the government for financial handouts. The money was sup- posed to save the jobs of Cana- dian workers who might other- wise have been laid off due to business woes caused by tho surcharge. Up to Mach 31, a total of 13-1 Western Canadian companies had applied for assistance under the plan. The bulk of the com- panies were situated in British Columbia from where 81 appli- cations came. Next came Mani- toba with 33, Alberta with 11 and Saskatchewan with nine. Apparently there were no appli- cations from the Northwest Ter- ritories or the Yukon. The Employment Support Board approved 52 of the appli- cations from British Columbia and disallowed 25. Manitoba won 25 approvals and had seven applications rejected. Alberta had eight and lost two, Saskat- chewan had six and lost two. Some applications are still pending. For the record, Ontario sent In the most applications at 560, Quebec 276; New Brunswick, 41; Nova Scotia, 13; and New- foundland, two. Prince Edward Island, along with the territo- ries, apparently made no appli- cations. British Columbia companies claimed help was needed to pro- tect some jobs. The board agreed that help was needed to protect some jobs but couldn't find a case for 506 jobs. E.G. companies had requested a total of in assistance. They got In Manitoba, the 33 companies Eaid they needed to safeguard 564 jobs. They got for 331 jobs. Alberta companies asked for lor 80 jobs. They got for 55 ]obs. Saskatchewan companies wanted to safeguard 27 jobs. They got for 19 jobs. In the East, Ontario, which asked for to safe- guard jobs got for jobs. Quebec compa- nies had wanted for jobs. They got, from Ihe board, for jobs must say something about plant operation tech- niques between Ontario and Quebec. Both Quebec and Ontario also had some applications approved outside of the board, by gover- nor-ln-conncil moves. A total of 30 applications, worth and helping to support 250 jobs, were approved for Ontario com- panies by this method. Some 16 Quebec applications worth and 320 jobs got the same governor in council stamp. There were no gover- nor-in-council additional approv- als for any Western companies, although there were for compa- nies in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. New Brunswick, which wanted (o support jobs, got for 865 jobs under board approval, plus to support GO jobs by gov- ernor-in-council approval. Nova Scotia companies has asked for for 475 jobs. The board gave them for 428 jobs and governor-in-council ap- proval another to two companies for an unrevealeri number of jobs. Newfoundland companies had requested jusl for 58 jobs, they got for 23 jobs. While the House of Commons bad approved .sums of a sum ol up to million under ine leg- islation, by March 31, compa- nies had only requested and received Of this, Western Ca- nadian-based companies asked for They got UNIQUE REPTILE The turtle is unique among its fellow reptiles in having Us body encased in a shell. Piccadilly Circus f plan stirs fuss LONDON (CP) A leading, London planner cited Montreal's Place Ville Marie as an exam- ple of successful city-centre de- velopment as controversy boiled up here over the latest in a long line of tower-block schemes to rebuild Piccadilly Circus. Councillor Hugh Cubitt, head of Westminster's planning com- mittee, faced a critical ban-age from reporters as he unveiled a new blueprint for the seven-acre site sometimes described as Europe's most lu- crative chunk of real estale. Asked for one example where such wholesale redevelopment had enhanced the heart of a city, Cubitt said Place Ville Marie had succeeded in "totally transferring the ci'y's business centre three blocks." "It has created a centre which was never there before, whether you like the architec- tural style or said Cubitt, a surveyor by profession and descendant of Thomas Cubitt, who built the Belgravia and Pimlico districts in the 19th cen- tury. PUBLIC REACTS Unlike the formerly undevel- oped Montreal site, however, Piccadilly Circus already has a world-famous profile and the public reacts strongly whenever a fresh batch of planners pro- poses an expensive face-lift. The new plan, designed to take shape between 1973 and 1978, is the product of three prl- vat-enterprise developers who own valuable sites on the north, east and south sides of the cir- cus. The plan provided for three octagonal-shaped buildings with towers containing offices and hotels, each between 232 and 246 feet in height, their bases linked by pedestrian walkways with shops and cafes above the traf- fic. More shops are under- ground in Montreal fashion, while tlie bronze statue of Eros is perched on another deck above ground level. Due to vanish in the demoli- tion planned to begin next year are (he handsome Criterion Building with its Victorian base- ment theatre, the London Pavil- ion cinema and a jumble of as- sorted shops bordering Soho. Flashing neon signs would re- main a feature of the new cir- cus. Focus on Romania OTTAWA (CP) About 600 volumes reflecting Romanian heritage and culture will be dis- played at the National Library here April 29 May 31, the li- brary announced here. The ex- hibit also will include record- ings of Romanian music and travel posters depicting the countrv. TRADE-IN TRADE-UP "Trim Your Way To A Beautiful Lawn With JACOBSEN 4 BLADE ROTARY MOWER end 4 cycle modelil 18" and 21" culling widlhsl Up'n cway slarlingl Fold down handle! anf Slop-Go control On power-propelled models! Exclusive long-lifa gross bogl NOW ONLY 139 .95 JACOBSEN VICTOR 18" or 24" (Power propelled) NOW ONLY Exrlusive Jccobsen Polyethylene Rusl- Proof, Dent-Proof, Scralch-Proof Grais Bog, limited Onlyl Your Jacobsen Dealers In lelhbridge and Southern Alberta are Hoyf's North Lethbridge Hoyt's Downtown Lethbridge Martens Pro Hardware Coaldale Vulcan Hardware Vulcan Siegelaar's Hardware Blairmore smiunG CULL f OR 'UBHTT'S BLUE' Labaffs ;