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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 25, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 44 THE LETHBR1DGE HERAtD Wodnoldoy, November 25, 1978 s g V .'rf yw DEATH PROTESTED An uproar led by Mayor James Corbett has sons in his 20-by-30-foot enclosure over several months. Officials have erupted over a 5-2 decision by the Tucson Zoological Commission to con- bean bombarded by telephone calls and letters, many from grade school demn Sobu, o two-ton elephoftt, to death because he attacked ihree per- children, pleading for the elephant's life. FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) A helicopter pilot and his gunner have testified that they saw pileri-up civilian bodies at My Lai, a U.S. soldier firing into a ditch with South Vietnam- ese in it, and an unidentified captain shoot woman, But during their trie on the stand Monday at the court mar- a wounded Lieut. Hugh Thompson, 27, of eu. ug ompson, Decatur, Ga., and his gunner, Lawrence Colburn, 20, of Au- burn, Wash., said they saw bod- ies of elderly men, women and in a rice paddy, and of "unbury- tial of Lieut. William Calley the children in a ditch along with ing" a young child, unhurt, defendant's name never came some South Vietnamese who from a pile_ of slaughtered bud- up. I were still alive. ies in the ditch. Both told of the unidentified I The two witnesses said they captain shooting a South Viet-1 got little or no help from Ameri- namese woman lying wounded i can ground troops in rescuing I surviving South Vietnamese March 16, 1968, when Calley is charged with murdering 102 ci- vilians. Lush barleycorn crop awaits west farmers By JOHN MIKA Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA A lush John Bar- leycorn crop could easily fall into Manitoba and Altaian Domestic fe.'.'d grains needs should be about 5 per cent higher next year, suggesting demand for some 270 million bushels. Barley is the major feed farmer's arms with a little grain and "with probable ex- p ish from their provincial port sales of 175 million bush- fovcmmenls. els (compared to a record 122 That was one of the novel million bushels in It would appear increased acre- age of barley for 1971-72 is a reasonable projection. !'f would suggest that plant- ing of 14 million acres of bar- ley would be realistic." Mr. Dever added "the ex- port of oats is projected above the 10-year average of 8.5t mil- lion bushels lo the 15-20 million bushel range" but said expan- sion of acreage will not he needed because domestic eon- suggested Monday to the Canadian Agricultural Out- look Conference here by Don- aid A, Dever, secretary gen- eial of the Canada Grains Council. In a paper for the confer- ence, he pointed out the house of Seagram now uses 2.2 mil- 3'on bushels of corn to supply their distilleries in British Co- lumbia and Manitoba and it all comes from the U.S. He said western farmers should go after the opportunity and the governments should as- sist with programs aimed at assuring gradual attainment of this goal. "At projected production per acre, this could mean a corn acreage requirement of acres acres in Mani- toba and acres in Al- Mr. Dever said. 'Officials from the House of Seagram and forage specialists, believe this goal can be attain- i a'res subsidized by the govern- ed." ment are afloat in red ink, but sumption will be static. He said there is not much chance of prices for oats and barley changing significantly "although a firming trend may appear with Canadian prices firming up somewhat more than the world average." But no assumptions should be made beyond the next crop year because the current raand for feed grains is partly the result of poor weather else- where which may not be re- peated. "However, the fact that we supplied barley to new markets may offer some hope of continued sales if our pric- ing is correct and our mer- chandising policies are follow- ed up." Theatres in red nobody cares VIENNA (AP) The Vienna State Opera and three other the- Inother idea he passed along' suggested Canadian farmers ;hould try to crack the concen- tuited feed export market in Janan which is expected to rise from 3.8 million tons in 1965 to 9.6 million tons by 1976 for North American output. Other major export markets opening up for feed concen- rates lie in Em-ope and cen- tal America, lie said. Xfr. Dever also hazarded a short term forecast of feed ;rain prospects based on a con- census of federal grain, Al- berta Wheat Pool, Pioneer Jrain Company, North West jn.e Elevators Association, Winnipeg Grain Exchange and Shippers and Exporters Associ- ation estimates. "All factors indicate there can be a degree of optimism concerning prospects for the' Canadian feed grain he summarized current foreign needs. high no one to mind. The government spends more on these activities than it does for the country's diplomatic service. Neither diplomats nor ordinary citizens consider that unreasonable. Occasionally newspapers speak critically of the deficits, but budgets for the four state- run theatres usually show the figures are up again. The three theatres in addition to the State Opera are the Vote or People's Opera, the Burg- theatre and the Akadeude Thea- tre. The last two are dramatic stages. "The opera is still considered something one observer said. "People who have never attended a single performance feel it is an institution of world- wide fame. They do not care about figures, let alone the defi- cl'-" areas where the average in- Herbert von Karajan's reap-1 come is less than ?SOO a year. pearance for concerts in Vienna this year after a long period of artistic estrangement was ban- ner-lined in the Vienna press. When a former foreign minister, Kurt Waldheim, was appointed as head of the safeguards com- mittee of the International At- omic Energy Agency the action almost want unnoticed. With government subsidies to- talling 429 million schillings or ?17 million, the over-all deficit of the federal theatres last year amounted to 349 million schil- lings, million. This was de- spite ticket prices that make glittering opera nights just hearsay for the average wage earner. Premiere tickets cost to The budget of ths diplomatic service in 1969 was mil- lion. 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