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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRiDGE HERALD Tuesday, Oitobsr 17, I97J Ric SWIHART Having gained an education from the United States and lived with American people for two years, 1 hesitate to speak out against that country but idiotic statements about Canada's grain sales and handling system deems this necessary. After bragging that the world price of wheat is set by the U.S. and continuing lo talk about large price increases in the U.S., an official of the Kansas City Board of Trade pointed to even larger price in- creases for wheat exported from Canada. The official stated that price increases in Canada "were almost academic" because Canada was not hooking any shipments at the higher prices due to the fact that it already had sold all it could move over- seas until May of next year. Canada has some major sales commitments sign- ed with Hu.ssia and China which are on a long term basis and the price for Ihe grain remains at that figure signed for. Put in fact almost half of the grain sold in that same period was to countries which pay according to the price set by the CWB at the time of the sale. In the past five or six weeks, all the grain sold from Canada has been at the higher prices. Canada's wheat price started its climb shortly hsfore the an- nounced U.S. sale lo Hie U.S.S.R. In fact, the world price just went up another five cents the other day. Federal Agriculture Minister Bud Olson said the world price for wheat is set by all countries involved in the trade of wheat, not just the U.S. Mr. Olson reiterated the in Canada when he said "we always give the price the day we make the sale. There are some deliveries Uiat have not been made yet on sales made three or four months ago. The wheat the CWB is selling today is going at Ihe higher price and it may he loaded on the ships GO or 90 days down the road." Mr. Olson said the improved prices will mean money to Ihe Canadian farmers. Every cent that the CWB obtains in the sales will in fact be passed on to the farmers. This includes tlie increased initial pay- ment announced Thursday. "Farmers can he absolutely certain that every cent from these higher prices that the Canadian Wheat Board obtains will in fact wind up in his pocket when the final payment for the year is lie stressed. The second annual Rocky Mountain Livestock Show and Sale will be held in tlio Leihbridge Exhibition Pavilion Doc, to 9. The Southern Alberta Cattle Breeders Association will liold its show and sale in conjtmction wiUi the Rocky for (he first lime. The tentative schedule calls for the shorthorn and Ctorolais show Doc. 5, Aberdeen-Angus Dec. G and Hereford Dec. 7. The schedule is set for Hereford Dec. 8 and shorthorn, CliarolaLs and exotics Dec. 9. The earcnss class will held Dec. 5 with live judg- ing. 'Hie -sale of carcasses v.ill held Dec. 7. Swine will be shown Dec. 5 and sold Dec. 6. The swine banquet will be held the night of Dee, 6. Hairy cattle will .shown Dec. G in Hie afternoon. The Southern Alberta Cattle Breeders Association lake the spotlight Dec. 8 and 0 when members of. the Southern Al- berta Hereford Association and die Soullicrn Alberta Aber- deen-Angus Association offer animals for sale. Ken Hurlburt of Fort Macleod and Joe Fcrlich of Lethbridge will auc- lioneers. Old Jork Via.s done it and time in royal style. My parents took liini with ll.-jin when tbcy vi.silwl Fairmount IkLsprings witb relatives weekend. All went okny until Jack got a case of too nuidi fowl to quickly and wanted out of (lie camper. When he never returned, half cif the group set out in search. When my dad's flashlight lit up a he licat a ba.sly retreat to (tie safely of Ihe romper to wiiit for day- light. The nest tiny was spf'it searching and finally with heavy bearl parly left bti{ not notifying balf the population of the1 district. Monday night, .Icar.etle Ogilvy-Wills. living oil the Mca- dnws Ranch near Fninnotwit phoned to notify us (hat Juek had found, tie was in a swamp for at least one day and Mirs Ogilvy-Wills finally retrieved liJm. After a careful mral of sheep meat and cream, lie re- sponded and was pickc-d up the next, clay by my parents, vor- ricd but apparently none the for wear. Constituency interests main aim of ML A Gruemvald Constituency interests come before party politics [or Dick Gruenwald. Social Credit MLA for IvGthbridye West. Mr. Gruenwald, 55, an in- surance agent, was elected to the Alberta legislature in 1971 for the first lime. lie said in an interview tliat it's a myth that an opposition MLA can't represent his con- stituents as well as an MLA on the government side of the House. If any tiling, an opposition MLA can givo batter represen- tation to hi.s rkliny Ilian a gov- ernment MLA because be does not have lo stand up for the government party line, he said. Mr. Gruenwald said his ties to the Credit party are not mui it was a diffi- cult decision in 1D71 to decide which party to join to stand for election. He said he finally decided to join Social Credit out of admir- ation for UMJ elforls of Socrcd cabinet ministers like Bob Clark, Ray Speaker and Harry Strom. "Looking at these people T decided this was the learn I'd like to be on." Although Hie Soorcds lost power in the elcc- I ion, M r G men waM s aid his respect for these men lias not diminished. Mr. Gruenwald was bom on a farm near Warner, 30 miles southeast of Lethbridge, in 1917 and went lo school at Warner which in 39M had become the first consolidated school dis- trict in the province. 'In 1907 my dad came lo Warner as a homesteader from South At 22 Mr. Gruenwald mar- ried Ccc ili a Cody a t M ilk River. Later the same year his mother and father retired and moved to Lclhbridge leaving the younger couple with t ho farm at Warner. Tn fall 1915 the Gruenvvalds left the farm because Mr. Gruenwald, a son and a daugh- ter suffered from hay fever and asthma. "Hay fever was (he one and only reason for leaving the- he said, 'but because of that, farming didn't look Jikc a very good career to fol- low." The family moved to Leth- bi'RIge where he built a single storey five Ixxl room hungalow at 720 14th St. S. "We raised our family here and we're still T h o Grucmvalds have four sons and three daughters. They rented the farm at Warner for a number of years Ixifore selling it. T wasn't sure at first what I wanted to do. I'd never had to worry About the future be- he said- Mr. Gruenwald hired somo carpenters and licensed trades- men and built five houses in the city and sold them. Then in 1950 he bought and ran a small building supply firm at 1712 2nd Ave. S. 'The problem with that busi- ness was that it grew and thriv- ed to siif-h an extent that it soon became obvious that I'd have to expand into larger (aiarters and relocate." So in he decided to get out of (he building business and sold nut. Spring 105C was a milestone year in the G men wa Ids' life. After 16 years of marriage over taking n holiday the couple bought a new rar rind took off for a three vet1 It vacation in California. The same year Ile acccpt cd an offer from Ihe Traveler's Socred MLA Dick Gruenwald Insurance Company to ue the LeUibridge area agent, a job he holds today. In 1951 Mr. Gruenwahl was elected to the separate school board, a post he resigned 20 years later to go into provin- eial politics. He is an honorary -life mem- ber i n bol h the Cana d i an School Trustees Associ at ion and the Alberta School Trus- tees Association, He has president of Ixtth the ASTA and the Cana- dian Catholic School Trustees Association, a provincial direc- tor of the CSTA and served from to 1070 on the board of Lelhbridge Community Col- lege. While lie was on the board, LCC changed from a junior to a community college and the University of Lethbridge bc- [jan in buildings on the LCC campus. During the 1970 71 winter Mr. GrucnwaUl said he decided to nin for provincial politics. 'Two things been me appar- ent redistribution resulted in two seats in Lethbridge and John Lander-yon annoucetl ho would resign so it was vious there were going to ha I wo new MLAs and I decided to be one of Ho. won the election, easily polling more than twice lite number of votes of his two competitors combined. Mr. Gruenwald said southern Alberlans have a stronger corn- mil ment than other AllKntans to the Social Credit parly. People in the rest of the province voted strongly Con- servative in Ihe provincial election. In both Medicine Hat and Lethbridge, voters elected new MLAs, but retained the Social Credit party. "They got new faces although they weren't prepared for ns big a change as putting in the Conserva- tives." Mr. Gruenwald, along with former education minister Clark and Fred Mamteville, MLA for Bow Valley, acl as education critics in the legisla- ture. The Lethbridge West MLA is also on a commit lee looking into changes to regulations gov- erning professions and occupa- tions which is lo report to the spring 1973 session of the legis- lature. Alberta guaranteed loans breeding stock ready for All Ivonaftde fanners can now ti.se Alhortn guaranteed live- stock loans lo purchase female hecf entile. Prior to the recent passing of an order in council, wily those farmers in the north- ern and western parts of the province were eligible. The loans, which are also available to shee-p ami dairy cattle producers, are designed lo enable Albert a farmers to start or add to a breeding herd. Cattle Ixmghi with one of thole loans nmsl branded with the purchaser's brand and a ih'signated the Alberta de- partment of agriculture. The maximum and minimum lonns lo an individual arc: find respectively. The maximum ant] minimum for a partnership or corporation is and Thn down payment for an individual, partnership or corporation is 10 per cent of the loan. Loans are repayable in seven years in equal installnnsnl.s on at least art annual bnsis. The fivsl installment on principal is not later (ban years after the loan was taken out. The interest rate cannot exceed one per cent per annum above the i as tit tit ion's prime landing rale. Interest are due during the first year. ;