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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHIMOOI HERALD NOvwllbor 1I7S cuts sales tax on clothing CHARLOTTETOWN The Prince Edward Island government has removed the eight-per-cent provincial sales tax from all sportswear and footwear. Premier Alex who made the announcement Saturday said abolition of the tax on apparel will save the taxpayers of the province a year. new forms of taxation will be required to offset this loss of revenue to the provin- cial government because of the additional equalization payments being received this year from the government of he said. The provincial department of finance explained the dis- for tax be- tween apparel and equipment. means all gar- ments designed to be worn on the body including protective but does not include yard purses and other accessories such as watches and jewelry. means all garments and items designed to be worn on the body including protective items. This includes track ski boots and so on. But equipment and apparatus not designed to be such as and tennis will be subject to tax. Mr. Campbell said the elimination of the tax was one of six steps the provincial government has taken this year to ease the burden infla- tion places on Prince Edward Islanders. question the most important and vexing problem during 1973 has been the prob- lem of which has been chipping away at the wages and salaries of Prince Edward he said. He said he expects to make further announcements later regarding tax relief. Bumper harvest for China ROME China announced today a bumper harvest for this year despite drought and flooding. Hao China's deputy minister of agriculture and told the govern- ing conference of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization FAO the country's total food grain yield was expected to exceed the 250 million tons produced in 1971. There were corresponding increases in industrial livestock and he-said. He gave no further details of this year's crop. Last year's grain yield totalled 240 million he reported. Champion steer at winter fair brings top price Electron microscope Operator demonstrates an electronic scan- ning microscope which the federal government expects will capture a large share of international market in medicine and industry. This includes the world search for new sources of oils and other fuels. CAREER Needed for excess crude shipments OKWni Chevron Standard Limited requires a SHIFT FOREMAN Chevron Standard Limited invites applications for the position of Shift Foreman at the Kaybob South Gas Processing Plant located approximately 30 miles south of Fox Alberta. Applicants should hold a valid Alberta Second Class Steam Certificate and have a minimum of 5 years experience in sour gas processing. Full employee benefits are including moving assistance and transportation. Modern housing is available at Fox Creek. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please submit written application giving full details of education and together with tele- phone number Manager Chevron Standard Limited 400 Fifth S.W. T2P OL7 Tankers sought by oil firms VANCOUVER Oil companies are scrambling in search of oil tankers to ship excess crude from Vancouver to eastern Canada via the Panama Canal. Already one company Gulf Oil Canada Ltd. has lined up one ship carrying barrels and several others with refineries in Quebec are expected to follow. situation is that there are at least three shippers in eastern Canada endeavoring to line up tankers and we an- ticipate they will have some said of Trans Mountain Pipe Line Co Ltd.. owner of the oil pipeline that supplies Vancouver and Washington State. Mr. Hall predicted the Fort of Vancouver will see four to five tankers in about 10 days. It is only within the last 1U days that supplies from Van- couver were seriously con- sidered as a source of crude for the oil-short east. The National Energy Board in Ottawa began studying the possibility for the first time Nov. 8. That same day at the Trans Mountain board of directors meeting in Gulf and Shell also began investigations. The availability-of tankers has become unreliable since the outbreak of the Middle East war because of the high demand from oil-short Europe for carriers of refined products. But companies are hoping to take advantage of the unsettl- ed tanker traffic and catch vessels on empty runs. Gulf secured its vessel by chartering the Greek ship originally chartered by Imperial to drop off Bunker C oil in the Vancouver area Nov 19 and sail away without a load. Instead the ship will pick up barrels of crude at Trans Mountain's dock at Pier 61 and head for where the crude will be piped to Gulf's refineries at Montreal and Point N.S. It takes tankers about two weeks to complete the trip and industry estimates the oil landed at Montreal will cost a including a 11-cent tariff at Portland. The price competes favorably with oil from eastern Canada's traditional suppliers. Venezuela and the Middle ranging at pre- sent from a barrel to a high of Quebec and the Atlantic which receive all their oil from the world face a shortfall of 150.000 to barrels a according to NEB es- timates. Mr. Hall said Trans Moun- tain's spare capacity is about barrels. It's total capacity is barrels. TORONTO Grand champion beef sold for a top price of 93 a pound Saturday in the final cattle sales at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Dominion Stores paid'the top price for a crossbred steer owned by James Thomson of Platt- Ont. The .animal was judged Grand Champion market steer in competitions earlier. Dominion also bought the reserve grand champion market paying a pound for the champion Angus owned by Keith Hall of Ont. The champion Hereford market steer sold to Simon de Groot Meats of Toronto for 84 cents a pound. Owner was Don Watson of Ont. W. Puddy Beef of Toronto paid 54 cents a.pound for the champion shorthorn market steer owned by Vern Croy of Man. The champion group of five steers owned by Clarence Hookenson of was sold to Town for 53 cents a pound. Dies at 54 EDMONTON Stan president of Melton Real Estate one of the largest real estate firms in western died Sunday after suffering a heart attack while watching the last exciting moments of the western football conference final at Clarke Stadium. Melton Real started by Mr. Melton's has of- fices in Vancouver and Winnipeg. Mr. born in Jasper Place. was a past presi- dent of the Canadian Real Estate Association and the Alberta Real Estate Association. Mr. Hookenson's champion group of 12 steers went to Quality Packers for a pound. Average price for the six re- serve champion steers was 53 cents a pound. A total of 155 tots of cattle was sold Saturday. China orders jet engines from Canada MONTREAL China has placed its first order for Canadian-made jet engines with United Aircraft of Canada the company president announced Sunday. Thor Stephenson said the valued at more than is for 16 engines with delivery of most units in 1975. Mr. Stephenson said China ordered three engine seven turbo-fans to power Chinese-developed prototypes of a light transport jet air- six helicopter power plants to power helicopters of up to 15-passenger and three gas turbine engines for experimentation in off- highway vehicles for mining operations. TAKEA GENTLE LAXATIVE From the makers of TUMS Take gentte-actinc Nature's Nt is an all-vegetable laxative. For over 70 Nt has been giving folks effective relief overnight. M tonight... tomorrow MGUMR-CHOCOUrC COATID'JUNIOH S50 ODD LIFE INSURANCE V p W W W Convertible Twin II would ptj you to compare thto with my ethw term plan. MONTHLY PREMIUMS 21 -M.4I 3S-I10.M 45-123.13 KEN BELSHER OCCIDENTAL LIFE oiCllttornli 43IA HOLIDAY VILLAGE PhOM 3ZV-OM4. Rw. 328-OM4 Complete Car Care 14 POINT ELECTRONIC if your neighbor got more money does that mean yon lost money Price Initial electronic scope check. Test and clean cables and hold down. All labour for service and installation of spark plugs. Test cylinder output. All labour for replacement of condenser. Check rotor. Check H.T. distributor cap. primary circuit Check and adjust timing. Check P.C.V. operation. Check and lubrrcate heat riser valve. Check and adjust idle mixture. Check fuel pump and filter for proper operation Check air cleaner element Final scope check EXTRA IP REQUIRED WINTER COOLING SYSTEM SPECIAL Check all belts. Drain and flush rad. Pressure test system. Refill system. Offers good until October 27 wherever you see this sign. know how much you depend on your car.' if required can't always sell your products at I the peak of the market Although somebody always will Abraham Lincoln frequently said that a man with less gams nothing by taking away from a man with more. Bernard Baruch. one of the most famous of said that he never bought at the bottom nor sold at the top. but took a profit in between and thanked God for the opportunity to do so. These men knew that the greatest overall good was served through freedom of barter. there are those who that the fairest system is the one that brings us all to a common denominator We disagree. We're in the business of providing free trade opportunity for whoever wants to UM your EHO or CntrMx AH work on IM offer gtMWMWd 90 Of 4.000 miwt Atk tor you feast your bMot In iBpooood tuMMrt you fjho nMtstf plenty of AHor once you aurtender freedom _J _BhAAAA feMMft Of yvU rWTCi make an responsible bid as either buyer or seller. We believe that this method of marketing assures producers of the highest available inspires the most active sales force for Canadian agricultural moves the most and provides the most stable economic foundation for farmers' sales. The principal complaint producers have against open marketing is since prices some producers get more for their products than others. But just because you don't happen to sell at the market high doesn't mean you didn't get a better than you would have under a government monopoly system. Think it over Your best interests are not served by eliminating the open market place from Canadian agricultural merchandising. ;