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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta WATER DEMAND GROWING A botlle of woler from spring fed sources in ihe Niagara Peninsula area disforls ihe -face of four-year-old Philomcna Malascalza of Downsview, Onl. Firm? selling chemical-free distilled and spring waler now claim they have customers in Toronto and say ihe demand Is growing sleadily. Wayne Smart, manager of the Cryslal Springs Water Supply Company, says he's gaining customers ol 1he rate of a year through the public's increased concern over pollution. The water sells for 50 cenls a gallon. Transfusion for agriculture says NDF B.v ROD EDWARDS REGIN'A (CP) The pro- vincial government is pro- ceeding with ils hud b a u k program, regarded as a trans- fusion for ap-iculliire, the basis of econ- omy. I'mmg people are leaving farms; older farmers avc caught with, tho prolilcm of not being able to retire with a.n adequate Income; others struggle along with uneco- nomical units because they lack funds to expand. Members of the New Demo- cratic Party government call the program imagine live, pi- oneering and bold. Liberal op- position mcmlrers call it a siircppitioiis jilot to 'com- nuinize" the land. But Ihe land bank Icjzisla- Jordans "Probably the most outstanding carpet event of the season" Four fnmaus "Fashion tender Carpels'' made exclusively for Jordans by Digclow of Cnneia'n. Now for two weeks only compleiely installed pt rnmarkahly low prices..... Ontj price jncludns tocidor Corpol" TM. rubber Ins.'nJJnJicn by Jorrinns' Skilled craftsmen. MAVERICK SATURDAY NIGHT Installed wilh rubber c SAtE, yd famous Nylon Sling, o liaopy. rarffrn; cnrprl for rroplr wilh ypiinn ir.'rn-.. 1? led wilh ,a r cushion. [I If. E, sq. yd. I H CHEERLEADER tnitnllrrl wilh riibhrr cushion SALE, sci. yd. trvluin. 16 colo BEWITCHED Inrlrllr-tl with rubber cushion. SALE, sq. yd. latcil fasliionl 'sy pit 5tiop-in-yoiir honir! Tor Jor'lnri', rifilil nntirr'il Jorcltini (.lorr nnd nrfvicp of o romlprnu i home plunge phonp your Jprdans "Wo Hove Corpnts For Everyone" Downtown at 315 6th St. South Phone 327-1103 bodv operative in Jime. The bill lias yeL to pro- claimed, but it already ap- pears to have caught the in- terest of many. "1 would lie making mod- est ID r-ny ve have5 received letters from people- oithor wiint-inR to poll land or paid Mr. Mcs- J-CT. himself n s u c c c s s ful farmer. "We are proceeding wilh Hie land bank firmly con- vinced IhEiL we have the sup- port of Dip majority ol people of Saskatchewan." Basically, the objective is for the crnmetil (o pur- chase offered land nl market prices. The land ihc.n would lie leased lo young farmers or Lliuhe wanting lo expand. After a five-year lease period, Ihe Iraspe Mould have Ihe op- tion lo Inn. Tlenlal rales depend an the. interest 'Jharges to (ha for money bor- Tlic rale v.oulfl hn sn- nouiu'cd in lo lliL1 tur Ihc rent i.s if I lie rj'.'sin had born i-d Ijind's vjilui1 hit- to U'ii'-c kind, licnvcver. j To to farmers asset ha.se and income. I be (lovcrnmcnl proposes only lease lo ilmse have a net worth of SdO.OOO or and a in a x i in u in nt'l of a The lifetime- lease, op- tion In Imy, would he sulijecl. In liTiiunalion fm e.-iusi1 nnlv. The made i- for leases In be I'-'iTed fnnu oiii1 i.V'iirraiinn lo tin- ne.vl. TluiM' OXOITI.-.IIII: Ilir pur opt uni pay cash for the land. "II i.s not our inleiil.inn to operale a credit program in competition Ihe Farm Credil Mr. Mes- scrs said. T Ij c minislcr said Ihal in nil cases. se'Jini; farmers who wish lo lease hnrk l.lio land, jind snns of tfirmen, will bo given absolute priority In land allo- cations. For the first year's opera- tion, million has been budgeted for purchases and for start-up and oper- ating expenses of the com- mission. The government was criti- cized by the opposition for not, making the plan optional whereby a farmer could ei- ther lease or buy the land oiil- riphl. In answer to Ihal, TOr. ser said tlic program i.s en- lirely vohmlary; a farmer can sell his land lo whomever he wishes and if a farmer wants to purchase from a source other than the land bank, he si ill could apply for a loan from (he Farm Credit Corpo- ralion. The land bank will not offer (o purchase any assets otner than real eslate. Sellers be required to dispose of other assets. However, where lessees ha- ven't adequate buildings to operate a farm, the landbank will loan money for (he pur- chase or construction of build- fngs. buildings are available on the Tancl, llio les- see will he nble lo lease or purchase them. Another major objection lo Ihc plan Ihal il wnuld rrcale a lenniil yocicly. farmers would become jind linvc. no sncurily cf Ic.'imv. Hm Mr said a IP- rcnl shitly in the Mnosr :trcn slioviorl onr-llnn] nf Ilir fnrmcd in M municipali- ties is rented bud. Some is tmnrd by Ihf province sonic by absentee landlords and corporations. farmers Jioen will- iiiR lo lease up to one-third or Ihe farm land under types of rdi'nt tiMJay they will be most appi'maUve of the lypos leaser offered by land Mr. Mrs- NT .said. 1 Ic said the r.nK piM'snj'.s who lo Insr from ihr land hank am laipr. laud sprculalors vbtt hupr In obtain properly at firt1 prices and resell it. Closely linked wilh the land bank program is proposed legislation dealing for- cijin ownership. The of Agriciiliiir.nl Kill was m- InHhiccd al Hie last M'.SSIOH but was referred lo n house rommilleo for puhllr hoar- Hips. c Herald Third Section Lcllibridge, Alberta. Wednesday, May 1972 Pages 25-32 Canudas grain shlpmenl problem liv .IPM r'. u MO i N i f if; Prairie agriculture officials arcn'l enthusiastic about Ilic prospects of improving (he port at Prince TtupcrL lo handle some of Canada's grain ship- menls. Onu of the problems with Prince Rupert is that il's in British Columbia, meaning that grain mu.sl move through the Rockies hy (rain hcfore gelling to ships. And that's the ruh: Weather conditions BIT as much Ui hlamc fur backlog of v.heal wai ting to be shipped from Vancouver as anylhinp else, I3elu'cen Jan. :i ami J4, there were 17 snou in Hie Rockies and 12 other weallh cr incidents v.hich slopped grain trains reselling I he Coast un schedule. In the same period there were also 20 de- railments lore up tracks and blocked lines. A furore about the delays hi shipping from Vancouver prompted the federal govern- Mil In move Trrwpnrt of Tnilcrl M.'nifcter Don Januww an- 1 (irnwrx. his firm's "n.'it- nouncuil plans to provide about j urn! inrliiKilioii" would be lo to million lo improve the port expand ils Vancouver operation at Prince IltrperL rather (nan inln a new plnul KIND DISADVANTACKS al Prince Rupert. Agriculture men say thai; Nov.', storage capacilv In even with upgrading. Prince; for all companies Rupert has disadvant ages! about 25 million bushels compared lo Vancouver. I while Lhe National Harbors' Gordon Harrold, president of i Boarrl grain He-valor al I'rincc Hie Alberta I'ool said Rupert has n capacity of only niany people arc nut aware j 2-ii million bushels. I thai "we have been using Prince Rupee! can Prince Rupert to ils maximum about 40 boxcars of grain P. capacity ibis year." i day; Vancouver between 800 "Another thing many people 'and flM a day. i are not aware of is thai it is THOl'IlM-: about 200 imlc.s further to. Mi. Runciman said I'niied the I Princn Piiipcrl Dian Vancouver f I rain ba.s jjruin I and only one railway serves I'rincc Mupr.M'1 frrnuenily Ihe norlhcrn point." IVilh nev.- yr.-jcliiiK syslfm--; ir i Us (racks are ".suhjcci to offei'l. it crjn'd become "a the samp conditions as cal outlet for quality leec the other lines through the mountains.'" i He added that the Alberta' prain. basically of low protein 1 Pool did not consider il quality, from areas of nonhren i economic to invest at Prince Alberta, jUupcit. i E. K. Turner, Saskatchewan. A. M. Iliincimaji of Winnipeg, i WJieat Pool pj-esjrienL, says j any h'1 linTrj.T.r. ffifilifif.'s lit I he rwlV.'rn port "would noi now be econo- mical." "In I'iKi senior Ca- "fidian Uaihvays offi- ciils. f learned they s deal mnrt- on Ilia Prince Rupert line I his winter than on the line lo Vancouver. This Ihc raw, expansion in (he Vancouver area makes more .Mr. Turner saul any n p w facility must have "von.1 u.sc1 to justify or even conic close lo thur r-onsiderinj! a n d ariff rtruclurrs in I h n Prince Rupert now rlraus ils A. Oo'l'cn of prt'Mfrent of rodcTiUJnn of A jj r i c u llure, paid ihal because of conces- lion in Vancouver. Prince Hu- port v.-ill have to lie looked aL Cut. the federal commit ment was "only a start." 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