Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
1t7l The Uftbridfta Horstd 43 Cattle shipments by air plan shelved ByJDMNEAVES EDMONTON cow jumped ovw Uw moon la the fairy bwtthsre's little prospect that CuMdiu cattle will W up IB UK air In tone nttmben IB tbe immediate fu- ture. Air Canada spokesmen were enthusiastic last year about increasing cattle shipments between tbe Prairies and Eastern Canada at a time when farm leaders were critical of tbe way the traditional cattle were handling tbe business. Hie airline said it was the development after Western cattle raisers sug- gested aircraft as a way of transporting commercial cat- tle to markets in Toronto and Montreal. But the airlines now say that any move to compete with the railways would be enormously costly. initial enthusiasm of last summer over the possibility has proved to be a bit an Air Canada spokesman said. has been estimated that Air Canada would need several dozen DC-te of all- cargo configurations to cope with the transfer of the livestock market from rail to air-and it would have to be ruled out for the immediate SHIPMENTS INCREASED The airline now uses sit DC- four of them full-time and one DC-9 for livestock shipments. A DC4 can carry up to fc large 36 horses and as many as 900 calves weighing 100 pounds each. In Air Canada operated 86 livestock charter flights from Canada to points around the world particularly Italy. This doubled tbe move- ment of cattle of the previous year. Harry Alberta's agriculture marketing com- says that by the end of the decade most ei- ports of cattle and hogs may be consigned to air carriers. Exports now are limited to small numbers of cattle be- 'cause there is a lack of proper loading facilities and aircraft are not designed to handle large numbers of live animals. within three years ex- isting aircraft will have been redesigned to accommodate up to cattle of the pound sire and by the end of the decade it will be triple that Keeping eye on water Dr. Ed Janke of Calgary stands beside a water purification system set up at the Canadian camp in Cairo. Canadians are a part of the United Nations Emergency Forces in the Middle East. Sears where Christmas ideas begin The'Gin Bag' Merry Christmas.. Tilleysays it in so many lovely little Come see our wonderful collection of small genuine leather goods French key cheque book holders and many more in all kinds of leathers and in a variety of designs and colors Low- so you can fill many a Christmas stocking' Hurry down now see our exciting gift ideas for too1 Simpsons-Sears Ltd. At youflet Ihe HIIMI futreotM. Store Hours- Open Daily from a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 30 a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Mall. Telephone 328-9231 Sears Save on full-length genuine split skin leather coats 69 that's a saving1 If you always wanted a supple split skin leather don't let this chance pass you And the timing couldn't be better a holiday season's ahead when you want to look your very best or give that special someone a very special gift. double-breasted styles in the group. Snap or button front closings Some with tie belts All with warm quilted rayon linings In navy or brandy. Sizes 8-16 Ladies'coal department Simpsons-Sears Ltd. At Simpsons-Seers you get the finest guarantee. Satisfaction or money refunded. Store Open dally from a.m. to p Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Telephone 328-9231 m.