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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, November 14, 1S74 Anti-freeze components are scarce OTTAWA (CTI-Consumer Affairs Minister Andre Ouellet said Wednesday there is no shortage of anti-freeze, just a scarcity of its major component He said in the Commons that anti-freeze prices are high because components, including ethylene glycol. are scarce throughout the world. Cyril Syrnes (NDP-Sault Ste Mane) asked if there is evidence of piufiieeiuig by manufacturers with retail prices. of a gallon of anti- freeze as high as He said manufacturers had predicted prices of to a gallon. Ethylene glycol. the main component, was im- ported at slightly more than a gallon, but anti-freeze was marked up another to YAMAHA ORGANS New and Used COLLEGE MALL Phone 328-3694 i GUARANTEED INVESTMENT CERTIFICATES ENQUIRE TODAY 328-5548 FARMERS MERCHANTS TRUST CO. MEMBER CANADIAN DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORP. (LETHBRIDGE) Israelis boycott session Yasser Arafat addresses the 29th General Assembly session of the United Nations Wednesday with no one in the Israel section. The Israelis chose to boycott the session. Egg agency applies heat to reimpose import curbs Transportation development plan scrapped TORONTO (CP) The Ontario government's urban transportation development contract with the West German firm of Krauss-Maffei has been cancelled. Transport Minister John Rhodes announced Wednesday. The minister told the legislature the contract has been can- celled and the planned test track for the magnetic levitation transport system, to have been built at the Canadian National exhibition grounds here, has been postponed indefinitely. Outside the legislature, the minister said the government plans to study the Krauss-Maffei project data, but "I can't say there will ever be a delivery of this system." He said he cannot give an estimate of how much time or money it would take to get a magnetic levitation system into full production. The minister told the legislature the government is to get back the direct costs of the project so far. Krauss-Maffei already had turned over million as an interim payment. He admitted, however, that the future of the entire magnetic levitation the keystone of the government's billion urban transport in doubt. The minister told the legislature the Krauss-Maffei contract was cancelled as a result of a West German government deci- sion not to provide further long-range financing to the company He told reporters the decision by West Germany was taken because that government has changed its priorities in the field of long-range, high-technology development. Mr. Rhodes said the province will continue to pioneer urban transportation development through the Ontario Trans- portation Development Corp. He confirmed that McDonnell Douglas United States aerospace the Alberta government will remain as contributors to the OTDC. He said the corporation will continue to hold royalty licences on the Krauss-Maffei technology and will have free access to the German company's test facilities in Munich The initial Krauss-Maffei contract was signed in May, 1973. OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Egg Marketing Agency (CEMA) has been putting pressure on the government to reimpose controls on egg im- ports from the United states, Trade Minister Alastair Gillespie said Wednesday. But, he said in reply to ques- tions by Jack Murta gar) at the special Commons R6V6LSTOK6 TRBnsiT mix LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT MIX 12th Street 2nd Avenue North Call: E. H. Buck 327-7262 Equipped to serve all parts of the industry, summer and winter. Maximum Quality Control. Prompt Delivery. No job too large or too small. Efficient and Courteous Service. egg inquiry, it is "too early to decide" whether such controls will be re-applied. The government partially blocked the import of U.S. eggs between May and September this year to shore up domestic prices to farmers. Using Import and Export Permits Act legislation pass- ed in May, the government allowed importers to bring in only limited quantities of U.S. eggs, thus keeping up the price to both farmers and con- sumers. Imports in May. for in- stance, dropped to 3.51 million Starvation spreading in Bangladesh OTTAWA (CP) Starva- tion in Bangladesh is spreading by the hour, Thomas Kines, national direc- tor of CARE in Canada, said Wednesday as the in- ternational feeding and devel- oping agency announced a 000-ton wheat purchase to help offset the developing famine. The wheat, valued at is for use in mother- and-child feeding centres set up in the stricken East Asian country. "As always in such cases, the very old and the very young are dying in large numbers." Mr. Kines said in a statement. "Unless im- mediate action is taken an enormous human tragedy is in the making in Bangladesh." eggs compared with 9.58 million imported in April. In July and August, imports dropped to eggs a month. Howver, in the same month, the domestic price to farmers for Grade A large eggs was 59 cents a dozen. In the U.S., the price was 42 cents a dozen. PUSHED UP PRICES Former consumer affairs minister Herb Gray said these figures confirmed food prices review board statements that the import controls pushed up the prices to consumers higher than they would have been had there been no controls. Mr. GiWespie said the deci- sion to impose the controls was taken after consultation with a number of government departments and that he was not solely responsible for the decision. Conservative "consumer critic James McGrath asked whether all these departments were satisfied that import restrictions on eggs were needed. The minister nodded yes. He added, however, that the government does not plan to impose controls on the import of eggs or any other food product in "an erratic, spasmodic" way. Rather, imports would have to have threatened a domestic farm industry for more than a month before the government would consider putting on re- strictions. The inquiry is being held in an effort to determine why 28 million eggs bought by CEMA during the summer as surplus were left to rot in improper storage MACLEOD SHELL SERVICE EQUIPMENT AUCTION SALE Saturday, Nov. 16 10a.m. Highway 3 west Fort Macleod, Alta. Having been favoured with instructions, we will offer for sale the line of equipment listed below. This is merely a guide and in no way a warranty or guarantee as to age or condition and is subject to additions, deletions, errors or minor changes at you may find them the day of the sale. TRACTOR 1958 Diesel Minneapolis-Molme "U" with cab and dual 320 front end loader (Excellent condition) TIRE EQUIPMENT Coats tire changer with attachments Model 1010 (2 yrs Lincoln wheel balancer Model 7S71-6? 1 portable air tank. 2 tire spreaders' 1 tire bead seater, 1 bead breaker, 1 Elec Supreme buffer. 1 tire studder air gun complete with dispenser. 1 dunk tank, quantity of tire patches, stems, valve extensions, tire plugs, air gauges and new and used tires and tubes JACKS Vulcan bumper air with attachments. Model FJ31. 8.000 Ib Brad- bury hyd jack. 1 Jack-All, bumper jacks. 1 each 10 ton and 3 ton axel jacks WRENCHES Large quantity of Snap On Combination wrenches from to Set of drive socket to 1" and V with ratchet. Impact wrench with sockets. Skil Elec Impact wrench. 1 Torque wrench (150 Ibs set of double flaring tools, set of Dies 3V to 1V. 4 sets of Easy Outs. Tap and Die set. Set of Gray Bonnie wrenches to 3i" (combination) Metric socket set. 9 piece Metric combination set: set of drive sockets, set of combination wrenches 3s to T SMALLTOOLS Set of assorted Hones quantity of Punches. Set of Drill Bits Drill bit sharpener, gear pullers 5 floor stands Ridge-Reamer chisel set. Elec drill. variable speed drill 2 floor creepers. 1 Timing Lite, set of Snap-On Screw Drivers set of gasket punches. Air-water spray nozzle, vice grips.needle nose pliers, side cutter pliers, tin snips, hammers, shovels, ignition tester, fuel pump tester, compression tester, generator tester. Toch Point tester, quantity of assorted items OFFICE EQUIPMENT Olivetti Underwood elec Adder. Pay Master cheque writer, motor auto repair manual books. 1965 to 1973. 2 drawer filing cabinet OTHER EQUIPMENT R C Allen systematic cash register. Ideal pop machine, candy bar and cigarette showcase Coronado deep freeze. 7 steel cupboards with locks: 5 steel tray boxes, grease gun rack, service truck tool box. Cell-Mate Hi-Rate battery charger. United brake pressure bleeder. 30 gal. oil container and pump Pullman Industrial vacuum cleaner. Model JB90. Series No 9. ft air hoses with couplers. 5 bench vises. 1973 tire rims for ton. Little Giant nan come along. 2 prs lumper cables, transmission oil con- tainer and pump. 50 ft Drake dram cleaner tape. 25 ft trouble lite. 1 motor lift. 8' x 12 storage shed. 1 flashing amber truck light AUCTIONEERS DAVE McNABB GERALD THOMPSON Lie. No. 010221 Lie- No. 010222 Ph: 234-2206 Ph: 647-4278 Mnr Mb-tndn Budgvt Pten Dial-a-friend. Zenith 6-6O14. Just call us toll-free from anywhere in Alberta Or ask your travel agent to reserve a room That way when you stay in Ca'0ory !i stay with friends. "V.H Calgary 9th St next to the Calgary Tower ;