Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY 45-50. OlJl-XV No. The Lethbridge Herald ALBliRTA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1B72 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS 46 PAGES FOUR SECTIONS Maimed Wallace TOP SECURITY A Secret Serviceman walks his beat Tuesday on the top of the Holy Cross hospital in Silver Springs, Md. Two floors below Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace is recovering from wounds inflicted by bullels from an assass- in's gun. (AP Wirephoto) case battle may By GREG McINTYRE Herald Staff Writer EDMONTON7 The provincial government would prefer to negotiate to get the Canadian wheat board to drop charges against Alberta fanners accused of exceeding rapeseed quotas, but will fight in the courts it necessary, Agriculture Minister Hugh Horner said Tuesday, Dr. Horner said federal quotas on rapeseed pro- duced and crushed within the province are not con- stitutional. Even if the federal board has jurisdiction, rapeseed is not one of the grains the board has any legal right to control anyway, he said. Charlie Drain (SC Pincher Creek-CrowsnesM asked the minister in the legislature what is being done to clear up the "stagnation" and delay in de- liveiy of rapeseed to the crushing plant at Lcthbridge. Wheat board officers have lifted quota permit books from farmers charged with exceeding quotas, prevent- ing them from legally moving their grain. Dr. Horner said "I have asked the attorney-general to intercede on the grounds that these deliveries are taking place within the province of Alberta to a crushing plant within Alberta and therefore the quotas imposed by the wheat board are unconstitu- tional." Dr. Horner added that federal quotas will also have a damaging effect on the expansion of crushing plants planned for two locations in central and northern Alberta. Outside the House, he said "we'd prefer to settle this through negotiations rather than in the The wheat board should he sitting down with the Al- berta Grains Commission to iron the matter out." The agriculture minister said he has urged Otto Lang, the minister responsible for the Canadian wheat board, to return permit books taken away from Alber- ta rapeseed producers. Dr. Horner said there is some questfcn as to the right the wheat board has to control rapeseed since the 1946 Coarse Grains Act, expanding board control from wheat, alone, did not include rapeseed. PINCIIER PROTEST Mr. Drain raised the matter in the legislature be- cause of a letter from a farmer in his Pincher Creek constituency. H. Brudcr. who wrote "I would like to register my objection lo any quotas on rapeseed delivered lo crushing plants. "Many other competing crops are not under quota and I feel rapeseed falls into (he same category. "My rapeseed is grown under contract with West- em Canadian Seed Processors in Lethbridge. It does not enter the elevator system or take terminal space. It does not require rail cars or use railway facilities. It is trucked directly to the plant." Mr. Brudcr said "the existing system restricts me from marketing my rapeseed and thereby deprives me of income." Session, taking loll EDMONTON (CD The current session of the Alberta legislature, rapidly approaching a record for longevily, is beginning to take its toll of tired members. Gordon Taylor (SC the dean of the House, rebelled Tuesday when committee study of gov- ernment spending estimates dragged on past midnight during Ihe legislature's: '.'filli night sitting. "I don't think it's fair lo e.xpoct members to on n reasonable and sensible debate at one o'clock in Ihe Mr. Taylor snid as Uio commilteo delved into Ihe capital spending of the highways de- partment. "I'm sure all members will agree we don't, do our best work a I. one o'clock in the morning." The House adjourned at a.m. TUDT. The legislature now lias snt 51 days, seven short, of the record of and has oslabliMied a rec- ord for the number of nighl sittings in a session, it is already the second longest session in the province's history. Herald on Monday The Herald will not publish Monday, May 22, a statutory holiday in observance of Vic- toria Day. Display advertisements to appear Tuesday. May 23, must be at The Herald by noon Fri- day, May 19, and for Wednes- day. May 24, by a.m. Sat- urday. Classified advertisements re- ceived up to a.m. Satur- day will appear in the Tues- day, May 23 edition. Western Canadian Seed Pro- cessors of Lethbridge has pur- chased the controlling interest of Stafford Foods Ltd. of To- ronto, president Hugh Michael confirmed today. Control was acquired through the purchase of shares from president John Stafford, representing about 68 per cent of the outstanding shares. Trice was not disclosed. Stafford sales last year amounted to S3 million and Western Canadian net sales to- talled 16.G million. Stafford has 300 employees at its Toronto and Hamilton plants and Western Canadian Seed has 190 at its Lethbridge operation. The marriage will provide a formidable sales force in the Canadian food business, said Mr. Michael, and will consid- erably assist both compa- nies in srles and profits. Stafford, which is recognized as the pioneer in Canadian in- stitutional food business, has distribution points in Vancou- ver, Edmonton, Calgary, Win- nipeg, Montreal, M o n c I o n, Hamilton and Toronto. Govt. starts own mail service EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government will bypass (he postal service lo get around delays in the mail that are hurt- ing efficiency, Provincial Treas- urer Gordon Minicly announced ioilay. Me said the government has Initiated its own courier service bclwccn Ihe province's t'.vo major centres, Edmonton and Calgary, to improve communi- cations tetwecn government agencies and departments in the two locations. Ttie "same-day" service will result in a savings of to a year on postage and handling costs. Mr. Minicly said in a slalomenl. lie did not say, however, what (he courier serv- ice would cosl. lie said that in some cases delivery of mail is being de- layed to Ihe point where dcparl- niental efficiency is being nf- (orted. The government will use lar scheduled runs between the cities by Courier Hcrv Ire. SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) George C. Wallace, elated by smashing presidential primary triumphs in Miclu'gan and Maryland, s h owed continued improvement from gunshot wounds today. A medical bulletin giving the latest word on the condition oC the Alabama governor, partially paralysed since being hit by bullets Monday during an elec- tion rally, said: "The governor spent a com- fortable night. He is very alert and aware of his surroundings. He is reading the paper avidly. He is continuing to improve. All of his bodily functions are nor- mal and stable. "Paralysis of the legs re- mains unchanged. "At this time, despite reports to the contrary, the exact na- ture of injury to the spinal cord cannot be determined until sur- gery is performed." The bulletin, issued by Dr. Jo- seph Scharmo, appeared to chal- 'engc published reports that Wallace already faced perma- nent paralysis from the hips down because of damage to the spinal column. REPORTS UNFOUNDED Billy Joe Camp, Wallace's press secretary, told a reporter that the reports are "un- founded." Camp said the governor had asked him this morning to get the latest vote totals from the two primaries. "He was in good Camp said. FINEST HOUR Maryland and Michigan vot- ers have given Wallace's presi- dential campaign its finest hour Tuesday, and his managers are mapping new contests on be- half of their wounded candi- date, hoping to deadlock the Democratic national conven- tion. Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota was resuming today the c a m p a i g n he suspended when Wallace was shot; Sen. George McGovern of South Da- kota said he would take up the race again Thursday. Wallace received 59 per cent of the Democratic vote in Michigan to score his first Northern victory as a pres- idential campaigner, and par- layed that vdth a 39-per-cent victory showing in Maryland. Meanwhile, Arthur Herman Bremer. the 21-year-old, white Milwaukee man accused of wounding Wallace four or five times with a .38-calibre pistol, remained in t h e Baltimore County jail under S200.000 fed- eral bail. He was arrested min- utes after the shooting. Dumping probe WASHINGTON (CP) An in- vestigation to discover whether Canadian aluminum ingot im- at a whopping S2lfi million in the 13-month pe- riod ending last being dumped on the United States market was announced today by the treasury depart- ment. It is the second-largest case the treasury has undertaken. The largest, involved television imports from Japan. Despite a series of anti-dump- ing actions against Canada in recent months, a treasury spokesman denied the U.S. was concent rating pressure on Can- had been suggested in Some Canadian quarters. Although trade relations with Canada have been sensitive of late, the spokesman, an official concerned with enforcement of the anti-dumping law, snid: "The idea of trying to ?.cro in on a particular country has never been considered." "Th i s is coincidental. H rioesn'l relate to other trade, problems." Most of Canada's aluminum ingot comes from Quebec and British I'nUnnbia. Spanvood man road victim SOYKKKICX, SASK.