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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, 23, 1974 THE LETHBHIDGE ISEPALD ?r Air, sea cargo builds volume in Vancouver VANCOUVER (CP) Development of the Sea Air cargo concept by air Canada in recent years has brought a large additional volume of cargo to the port of Van- couver. The cargo comes by sea from the Orient and leaves by air for Europe. The Sea Air Cargo. service was begun by Air Canada about 10 years ago, but it has moved to its current impor- tance only since use of con- tainers for cargo became widespread. The traditional method of shipping goods from Japan to Europe has been the long sea route via the Cape of Good Hope or Suez Canal, taking three to four weeks for deliv- ery. This is fine for bulk cargoes of low value, but for valuable electronic parts, photographic equipment, and other high premium cargoes, time lost at sea is money lost. Valuable goods that are needed in a hurry are shipped directly by air freight, but this is expensive. There are two alternatives for the shipper in Japan. RUSSIAN ROUTE He can ship his cargo by sea to Vladivostok, and to Europe by Russia's Trans-Siberian Railway, which should cut transit time by half. However experience has been that box- cars loaded with valuable goods often get sidetracked in Quebec assets grow MONTREAL (CP) The Provincial Bank of Canada has reported that assets for the year ended Oct. 31 totalled an increase of 22.4 per cent over assets of for the cor- responding period in 1973. Loans for the year ended Oct. 31 were up from in 1973. Total deposits were in 1974, up from Net profits for the year were compared with in 1973. Single share earnings were The average number of shares outstanding was 5.845.865. Shares earned in 1973, when the average number of shares outstanding was 5.561.032. Moscow railway yards for weeks. The other alternative is to ship by sea and air via Van- couver to Europe. This route is steadily growing in pop- ularity. Fast container ships now ar- rive at frequent intervals in Vancouver only nine days out from Japan. Cargo is then shipped by air freighter to Frankfurt or London, and reaches the European con- signee less than two weeks after leaving the Japanese factory. Air Canada has perfected its Sea Air service to such an ex- tent that it now has nearly a monopoly on the business, as competing American airlines are not able to offer a direct door-to-door service. Cargo off-loaded from con- tainer ships at Seattle is trucked directly to the Air Canada cargo terminal near Vancouver without extra cost or handling. COMPLETE PACKAGE Air Canada assumes the cargo responsibility from the shipper in Japan. Hong Kong. Taiwan or Korea and arranges the total shipment, by sea to Vancouver or Seattle at pre- ferred container rates, and by direct flight to Europe, daily in summer, and two or three times a week in winter. Most European cargo is transshipped at Frankfurt, but there are also deliveries to the West Indies, via Montreal, and Africa, via Paris. The total service includes customs clearances, manifesting, through in- surance, and all the paper work involved in inter- national transactions. As soon as containers are off-loaded at Centennial Pier here, they are unstuffed by longshoremen on the wharf. The air cargo is loaded into waiting Air Canada trucks, operated under contract by Vancouver Airline Cartage, and delivered to the air freight station. There it is repacked into special containers called ig- loos, for stowing into one of the six DC-8F cargo jets own- ed by Air Canada, or as part of the cargo capacity of the scheduled passenger 747's and L-1011's. As an instance of the speed of delivery attained by the Sea Air system, the containership Alaska Maru arrived recently in Vancouver at 5p.m. nine days from Yokohama. The air freight cargo has the privilege of 'last on. first off. so the containers were offloaded, de- stuffed and at the airport by midnight. Forest firm offers employees new fre Mountain of waste Sandra Campbell packs some of the tons of carrots rejected by farmer Rene Guinois after the vegetables failed to meet Canada Grade A standards. Mr. Guinois says the wastage on his farm at Hemmingford, Que., is Gulf winds chosen for power line test MAGDALEN ISLANDS. Que. (CP) The powerful winds that keep this relatively unknown archipelago bleak and desolate have proved in- valuable to Hydro-Quebec engineers testing the problem of "overhead vibrations" of high-voltage power lines. "Overhead vibrations" are created by winds blowing across power lines, causing them to swing and sway in ways that can lead to damage. As the Magadalen Islands, 70 miles north of Prince Edward Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, receive winds of 20 to 50 miles an hour for 100 to 150 days annually, they seemed like an ideal place for Hydro-Quebec to experiment with designs most suitable for the 3.000 miles of transmis- sion lines that will eventually deliver James Bay power to the southern part of the province. From James Bay, there will be a total of five lines, about 600 miles in length, each cov- ering a different corridor and encountering different condi- tions of wind, weather and ter- rain, Hydro-Quebec officials predict. Hydro-Quebec's three-year, transmission-line test on the Magdalen Islands began last year. The institute has set up three transmission- line suspension spans with lengths of 1.200 and 900 feet, plus two 800-foot spans anchored to the ground. With special equipment and persistent winds, the six staff members carry out ex- periments and monitor the results from a nearby building. They can also watch the movements of the lines in the wind by remote-con- trolled television. BLOW DOWN GAUGE On stormy days, the wind has been strong enough to blow down delicate instruments such as the wind measuring gauge. The main structures, however, are strong enough to 2ithstand any wind, say the researchers. The experiment will study- all variables that affect the the angle that the lines are held to the wind, the span length of lines between towers the placing of spacers to hold the lines apart and to steady them. Institute officials have also begun pondering the possibili- ty of conducting wind-power experiments to aid in the reduction of the island's electricity costs. Electricity for the in- habitants now is provided by a plant on Grindstone Island with diesel generators. Fuel is supplied from the mainland. Spokesmen said the theory is that wind could be used to turn a vane or propeller system that would compress air and pump it into empty salt caverns. The compressed air would then be stored and used later to drive generators. The Magdalen Islands, home of the controversial baby seal hunt, is part of Quebec and has a majority of French-speaking residents, although plane or ferry connections are only with Prince Edward Island. The archipelago contains 300 miles of beaches and is slowly becoming a tourist haven. Last summer the islands received 22.000 visitors. VANCOUVER (CP) Can- ada's largest forestry firm, MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., is changing its form of manage- ment to let people "do their own its president and chief executive officer says. Denis Timmis says group executives are being made re- sponsible for running their own businesses. "And everything doesn't have to funnel to the top of the wretched pyramid for a deci- sion." A number of changes are in progress. Mr. Timmis says, because the company has come to recognize that times and people change. "People want their work to be more interesting and more satisfying and I find myself completely in sympathy with this." CHANGE JOBS Among significant changes are two experiments at com- pany plants in New West- minster. B.C.. and Thunder Bay. Ont. In New West- minster, employees are learn- ing all the jobs in the mill and regularly switch positions for variety. The program was initiated with the co-operation of the International Woodworkers of America. At Thunder Bay. all workers at a new plant will be salaried and will have a chance to im- prove their skills, move around to avoid monotony and earn the maximum rate of pay. If successful, this experi- ment will be extended to B.C. mills, after IWA consultation. Mr. Timmis says the com- pany is paying particular attention to equal rights and opportunities for women. "It is surprising how little you realize the extent of dis- crimination until you look into it." Mr. Timmis said after meeting a committee of women employees to discuss recruiting and promotion. "We actually had a separate recruiting office for he said. "We have straighten- ed all that out. along with the posting procedures for jobs. WOMEN LOG "A number of women have been promoted into super- visory roles and have moved into hourly-paid jobs that had been traditionally held by men." he said. "We have women on the mill green chains and involved in logging operations." Mr. Timmis assumed the top MacMillan Bloedel posi- tion in April. 1973. He joined the company in 1964 and is a former Bowater Corp. ex- ecutive and a consultant. Giving group executives more responsibility has "had a profound effect on the morale of the company." Mr. Timmis a conse- quent positive influence on its international growth. INTERESTS DIVERSIFIED The company owns packag- ing plants in the United Kingdom, a graphics com- pany, a U.S. woodworking company, an airplane com- pany and has interests in a French pulp group and Brazil- ian tree plantations. It has other diversified interests in Pacific Rim countries, including Malaysia. Indonesia and the Philippines. Only 3750 Down Newly completed spacious bi-level two bed- room apartment unit, featuring private entrance and yard area, balcony, colored appliances, shag carpet throughout. Monthly payments P. I. Why pay rent when you can be an owner instead? For Particulars Phone 328-5303 Royal .il I COFFERDAMS PROTECT CALGARY WEIR CONSTRUCTION Bow River weir progressing Trust Closure of the north side of the Bow River at Calgary, which will permit the Farm Rehabilitation Ad- n..-- Oration, an agency of the division of trginnal economic expansion, to romplete the new, fixed-crest wier. has ooen successfully carried out. Illustrated is the work site just prior to the closure operation. In the centre foreground is the cofferdam which was removed, allowing the river to How over the completed portion of the weir immediately behind it. On the bank and immediately downstream of the weir, lard limestone rip rap has been positioned to nrevent erosion The cofferdam, shown centre left was extended to the north bank diverting the river's cubic-feet-a- second flow, into the channel provided above and below the new weir. In the centre of the picture a portion of the weir is shown under construc- tion, protected by a ring of cofferdams, and upper left, also protected by coffer- dams, are the new headgates which will divert water by canal to communities on its route, to Cbestermere Lake where it will serve recreational pur- poses, and eventually to the 1.600 square mile western irrigation district, on the new insla'tetion is the existing, sixty-year-old weir, bad- ly eroded by time and nature. The old headgate and diversion canal is also shown All the old structures are to be removed when the new weir is com- pleted M ibe top of the illustration the new Deerioot Trail freeway is shown under construction When the completed headwords are in operation, architectural landscaping will transform the area into an attrac- tive and functional park. Ownership and control of the new weir will be turn- ed over by Canada to Alberla En- vironment REALTOR REFRESHMENT CENTRES MALL LOCATIONS Good investment, refreshment centres located in high traffic local malis. Can be sold separately or in package deal. For further details contact Jack Wyalt 328-7761 or -ROYAL TRUST REAL ESTATE 914-3 Ave. South Phone 328-7761 "Decide whal you wanj... we can help you' In 1973, 40 per cent of Mac- Millan Bloedel's profits came from outside the province. When the multinational label is applied to the firm, Mr. Timmis reacts, however. "Multinational conjures up in people's minds a whole flock of wholly-owned plants which make parts which are assembled in another country into a he said. "Most of our offshore in- vestments are minority situ- ations and a lot are defensive to ensure markets for our pulp, for example." Most firm's national related t Timmis arc o marketing. Mi' in '.Tiler to out valley of the in t h f y r c s i He fnii! U- continue its f.xpansiun usiup that priii'Ji.-le. although thir is thwam-d tn s-.Tnt' extent RioVa1 v.-orl'j up or i r EEC imports s Canada cheese man TORONTO (CP) An increase in the per capita con- sumption of cheese in Canada has helped the cheese industry to grow in the last 10 years despite an increase in prices, supply problems, and the loss of a major export market, Lome Kurd, general manager of the Ontario Milk Marketing Board, told the Ontario dairv New grain price starts on Monday WINNIPEG (CP) Spreads between the new initial prices for top and lower grades of wheat, oats and barley will be greater than usual this year, the Canadian Wheat Board announced this week. The board also said dis- counts on all grains delivered in damp condition will be increased to encourage producers to dry as much of their grain as possible on the farm. New initial prices for top grades of grain wre announc- ed last week and will take effect Monday, with adjust- ment payments for farmers who make deliveries during the current crop year before that date. In a news release, the board said the initial prices for lower grades of grain are be- ing increased less than for top grades. council convention this Consumption of natun; Cheddar chocse in Canada the last 10 years by 47 per cent, to almost pounds per person a year froir 3.4 pounds a year. Lome HUP. said. The largest increase in per person consumption th. 135-per-cent increase i: specialty cheeses dropped ir the first eight month? of 197 while impcns '.vent up. Mr. Hurd Canaan major expert market vvher Britain entered the Europe Economic Community whik Canadian cheddar export? U the EEC have virtually beer eliminated. EEC cheese im- ports to Canada are increasing, he said. 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