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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, May 16, 1972 THE IETHB5IDGE HERALD 5 Potatoes th wor more Canadian potato growers wiU probably get higher prices for their produce in the 1972-73 marketing season. That is, if they stick with their planting intentions as in- dicated in the spring survey conducted by the agricultural division of Statistics Canada and the Crops Reporting Board of the United States Depart- ment of Agriculture. The surveys were carried out in March in both Canada and the U.S., according to J. R. Burns of Ihe Canada depart- ment of agriculture economics branch. In the past two years, potato growers have been faced with low prices and rising costs. Re- flecting this situation, the planting intention surveys in- dicate that fewer potatoes will bo grown tliis year. A planting of acres, about five per cent less than last year, is forecast for Can- ada. U.S. planting intentions for the early summer and lato summer- fall crops indicate acreage reductions of nine and three per cent respectively. Thus, with average yields, the supply of potatoes should bo lower next year. With smaller potato supplies next winter, Canadian farm prices should be better than the cents per pound aver- age for the 1970 crop. The average Canadian farm price for potatoes in 1904-68 was per hundredweight While this rose to for the 19G9 crop, it fell to for the 1970 marketing year. At the same time, farm op- erating expenditures rose 11 per cent from the 1964-68 aver- age to the end of 1970. While farm prices for tho 1971 crop have been generally below those of the year pre- vious, some strengthening in prices to growers was evident in early April. In Alberta, the FOB ship- ping point price was per hundredweight, up from a year earlier, for washed Net- ted Gems. In B.C. these prices were per hundredweight Tor Netted Gems, down from a year curlier. Aboul. halt of the 1971 crop is in storage and still to bo marketed. This is a higher per- centage tlmn usual. The full effect on prices of the Agricultural Stabilization Board programs is stUI to be felt in the coming months. Glacier travel up Travel jumped 55 per cent to Glacier National Park during Ihe firyl three monUis of this year, according to statistics re- leased by the park. There were nearly vis- itors in the park during the first quarter of this year, com- pared with for the same period hist year. The number of vehicles cn- Icnm: the park this year jump- ed 104 per cent, to l.GCfl. Using (lie figures as a crite- rion, park officials arc now pre- paring for one of the busiest holiday seasons ever, with over two million tourists ex- pected through the park gates. GENERAL PAINT INTERIOR EXTERIOR INT SALE! H sf BEG SAVINGS ON BREEZE EXTERIOR LATEX MONAMEL SEMI-GLOSS MONAMEL HOUSE TRIM G.P, PORCH FLOOR ENAMEL 898 GAL. QUART Choose From 1100 Custom, Colors 1971 PATTERNS WALLCOVERINGS OFF REG. PRICE WHILE STOCKS LASH Jiffy, Trend and Hocks. Wallcoverings at 50% off manufacturer's suggested retail price. See our un- limited selection of all types of wallcoverings at competitive prices Many patterns available from Itock. SPECIALS! Quart Gallon Exterior Latex 1 _79 5.99 Exterior Alkyd Cuproid Wood Preservative Green and Clear 2.98 SIMILAR SAVINGS ON GOOD QUALITY DECORA INTERIOR PAINTS LOOK FOR IN-STORE NOT-ADVERTISED SPECIALS! BRUSHES, ROLLER SETS, TAPES, SPACKLE, ETC 300 WALLCOVERING PATTERNS IN STOCK! NOW 13 THE TIME TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUH HOME INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BIG SAVINGS ON GENERAL PAINT'S FIRST QUALITY, INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR YOU SEE THE GENERAL PAINT SIGN. BUY NOW! SALE ENDS MAY 20th ERAL PAINT 1005 3rd Avenue South OPEN 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. MONDAY-SATURDAY Phone 328-9221 or 328-9222 ;