Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tnursdey, May If, THI ItTHIHIDGt HERALD Wheat-F or-Goods Barter Dropped REGINA (CP) Premier Boss Thatcher said here that because of "lack of cooperation from federal Sas- katchewan has decided to dis- continue efforts to barter'wheat for goods. The province's attempts to swap wheat for such things as power generators had been greeted with "outright hostility" from Ottawa, the premier said. He said bushels of wheat had been disposed of by barter. But Otto Lang, federal minis- Social Science Students Face New Program HAMILTON (CP) A pro- gram designed to get McMaster University students out from be- hind their1 desks and into the mainstream of 'Hamilton com- munity life will be-tried this fall. Fifty first-year social science students could wind up involv- ing themselves in civic elec- tions, investigating pollution or suggesting to one of the city's social agencies how to improve its techniques. While the program is not new in Canada it is the first time it has been tried at McMaster. University of British Colum- bia tried it and rated the experi- ment a success. Sir George Wil- liams in Montreal tried it and ran into a storm of academic and public criticism. Embassy Egged SAIGON (Keuters) About 120 Saigon students riding on motorcycles hurled rotten eggs and vegetables at the American embassy Wednesday before being dispersed by tear. gas. The students distributed leaflets protesting the U.S. incursion into Cambodia. BIGGEK JVTTH LESS Australia's state of South Australia is larger than Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana cbm- bined but has fewer people than Denver, Colo. ter responsible for the Canadian wheat board, had resolutely op- posed barters and, Mr. Thatcher said, "you are just butting your head against a brick wall." "The day they say we can go ahead, we'll start up the premier told a news confer- ence. The province has called off a proposed fourth barter for about bushels of wheat. The barters began about a year ago and three successful deals were closed. "We believe that if we were given co-opera-' tion we could dispose of bushels annually on this basis." Mr. Thatcher said the provin- cial government had made its decision "with' great regret." Farmers would be disappointed at the termination of barter1 ef- forts "at a time when the wheat glut is so frightening." Saskatchewan had not re- ceived "at least minimal co-op- eration from the federal minis- ter involved." Asked if he put blame for the turn of events to- tally on Mr. Lang, he said: "Not 99 per cent." Federal authorities, who have to supervise shipping arrange- ments, had refused to ensure that Saskatchewan wheat only would be sent to recipients of barter deals. "It's not much use bartering Alberta or Manitoba wheat." PREMIER THATCHER No Co-operation Big Breweries Plan To Merge COPENHAGEN (Reuters) Two of the best-known brewer- ies in the world, the Danish Carlsberg and Tuborg b r e w- eries, announced licre they will merge. The new company will have a share capital of kroner about Behind the merger of two of Europe's biggest beer-exporting concerns is the pressure of in- ternational competition and the prospect of free competition within the European Common a statement from the breweries said. Ranchers Oppose Plan To Cut House Size HELENA, Mont. (AP) The, Montana Stockgrowers Associa- tion hasi passed. a. resolut ion "vigorously opposing" any re- duction in the size of the Mon- tana Legislature. The recent reapportionment of the legislature on the one- man, one-vote, principle has "adversely affected representa- tion from rural and a reduction in size would further deprive rural areas of represen- tation, the resolution said. The stocfcgrowers said the reduction would require more extensive campaigning and de- prive rural people of personal contact with legislators. SOCIAL CREDIT MEETING FOR Election of Officers IN LETHBRIDGE CONSTITUENCIES TUESDAY, JUNE 9th 8 p.m. ALLAN WATSON SCHOOL 6th AVE. AND 21st STREET SOUTH MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE AT THE MEETING Strikes Push Sask. Into Deeper Slump REGINA (CP) The year when Prairie farmers are en- couraged to take wheat land out of production is shaping up as an equally unproductive one for the construction industry' in Sas- katchewan. Public works are at a standstill. About 700 members of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union began a province-wide strike seven weeks ago after contract talks broke down, with the Sas- katchewan branch, 'Canadian Plumbing and Mechanical Con- tractors Association. In Kegina, about 220 electrical workers nine days later began a strike that stalled1 the Saskat- chewan Centre of the Arts, the city's much-delayed centennial project that was to have opened officially May 4. Now a fall opening is scheduled. The provincial government has responded by cancelling contract .or withholding tenders on more than 30 projects worth a total ranging from a new base hospital in Regina to small-town storage buildings. Six per cent is the limit for wage increases, says Premier Ross Thatcher. "In this year when the farm economy is so depressed, we be- lieve we are justified in asking union members to show reason- ableness and restraint." Under previous agreements, journeymen plumbers and electrical workers both made an hour. The plumbers have been seeking a 17 per cent wags boost and the electrical workers have not made public their demands. REJECTS LIMITATION Ken Busch, business repre- sentative in Regina for the plumbers' union said that with rising prices and living casts, "it's difficult for us to swallow six-per-cent guidelines." The president of the Saskak chewan Federation of L a b o r, William said yesterday in a statement ttiat the govern- ment has been interfering with; the collective bargaining proc- ess and boosting already-high unemployment. "It is not hard to see in this attitude a political attemp to saddle workers with complete responsibilitf for the ewcomie situation in the he said. Premier Thatcher said: "We are determined to hold the wage settlements within the guide- lines, no matter how long the strikes may last. On some build' of course, if work is not commenced soon, winter jobs will be in jeopardy." The premier said a govern- ment that insisted last winter on a six-per-cent maximum wage increase for non-professional hospital workers, far down the economic scale, can't allow big- gei raises to better-off workers. With employment opportuni- ties dim, many workers have gone to Alberta and elsewhere. "We are losing quite t. fair percentage of good qualifiec trades- said a union spokesman. "When they leave, they don't come back." NDP To Hold Caucus Meets Across Canada OTTAWA 17 of the 23 New Democrat members of Parliament go to Hamilton this weekend in the first of a series of caucus meetings across Canada to hear aboul problems from the people. NDP Leader T. C. 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