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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta If You're Thinking of Travelling Think of ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END PHONE 328-3201 or 328-8104 The LetKbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lcthbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, November 3, 1971 PAGES 15 TO 28 ERICKSEN'S PASTRY SHOP 3rd AVI., M.M. Driva 328-8161 "The Pioneer and Leading Rclall Shop in Lclhbridgc" FINEST QUALITY PASTRY AND BAKERY PRODUCTS Rapeseed freight rates investigated An Investigation by tire Ca- nadian Transport Commission into railway freight rates for rapcsccd, rapesoed oil and meal has heen granted, and could help bring Western Ca- nadian rapesced crushers to a position of fair competition with crushers in Eastern Canada. Hugh II. Michael, president of Western Canadian Seed Pro- cessors Ltd. in Lelhbridgc, said the investigation will revolve around application of the Crowsr.est rates structure to the shipment of gram and grain products by rail, and may determine the validity of includ- ing rapeseed oil and rapesced meal under the jurisdiction of the government-set rail rates. The Crowsnest rates are set for shipment of. grain and grain products from the Prairies to Thunder Bay In the east and Vancouver in the wesi. Rapeseed was ruled a grain product in 1963 but to date only rapeseed and rapeseed meal to Die east and only rapesced to the west are under the juris- diction of the Crowsnest rates. Mr. Michael said WCSP, to- gether with the otbsr three Western Canadian crushers, The Saskatchewan Wheat Pool fftfrojiollwri Bldg. 32MW5 of Saskatoon, Agra Industries of Nipawin, Sask., and Co-op Vegetable Oils of Altona, Man., sought the investigation by the CTC to get rapeseed meal and rapeseed oil under the jurisdic- tion of the Crowsnest rates. Mr. Michael sale! under pres- ent shipping rates it is more cconoiiiical to take oil and meal in the form of rapeseed seed to Eastern Canada for crushing than to ship it in the processed form. "The Crowsnest' rates struc- ture discriminates against the Western oil crusher because of the difference in he said. "This could lead to the con- centration of the oil seed crush- ing industry in Eastern Can- ada, because Eastern crushers can get raw rapeseed from Western Canada, process it and sell it more cheaply that West- ern firms. "We want to market more oil and meal In Eastern Can- ada in the future, but because of the unfair competition, we will be forced to find other markets." In making the decision to hold a hearing, the date of which will be decided Dec. the CTC used its first applica- tion of the National Transpor- tation Act that became law in The commission ruled that special freight rates for trans- port of these goods could be against the public interest, and tills was sufficient grounds for an appeal. SAVE Tuo 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALtATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES ALL AT INUTE UFFUER I INSTALLATIONS 509 6th Avenue South Phone 328-8134 Larson: Local Grade 12 Final exams possible A fire he France Creek, to this taking HAT FOR A HAT Lethbridge Fire Chief Wilfred Russell, right wears a French Imet given to him by Andre Montoron. Mr. Montaron was a fireman in touvres, for twenty years before retiring to Bouvain take Guest Ranch near Pincher After visiting Western Canada a few years ago he decided to move his family country. Mr. Montaron received a Lelhbridge fire helmet in return, and will be it to France briefly at Christmas this year. Singing Tree concert lickels on sale soon for Dec. 12 By CAUMVELL Staff Writer The loss of the light of com- plete local evaluation of senior ligh school students in Lcth- >ridge schools is not a dead is- ue as far as school adminis- rators here are concerned. Education Minister Lou -lyndman decreed last week hat Grade 12 would lave to write departmental ex- aminations, but added evalua- tion of local teachers could count 50 per cent of the total mark in four sujecls. A furtner communication from the deputy minister of ed- ucation has stated that this number will be increased to six of the 10 Grada 12 subjects. Those subjects are: Social Studies 30, English 30, Biology 30. French 30, German 30 and jatin 30. The four subjects where there is no local evaluation at present are: Math 30. Math 31, Chemistry 30 and Physics 30. Other subjects do not require departmental exams. "The minister also indicated in his decision that his depart- ment would look favorably on any request that the 50 per cent evaluation apply lo all Grade 12 said Dr. Larson. "If this means all we have .j do is make the request then we will certainly do it right away." He said he has contacted the deputy minister of education and "he indicated that if we can get the request to the neces- sary committees on time, we should b? able to have 50 per cent local evaluation on the Christmas exams. If not, we I haps next fall is the earliest we should be able lo get it can hope for." easily in time for June exam-1 He said the government inations." I would have t" make a decision But, Dr. Larson added, the by Kubruary in order for total idea of complete local evalua- j local evaluation of June exam- has not been dropped. j inations. "We are still hopeful we can j Dr. Larson said a principal