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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, October Prices higher than for wheat Corn acreage hike seen By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Record high prices for grain corn being harvested in Southern Alberta will likely mean a doubling of the acreage grown in 1974, ac- cording to the chairman of the Alberta Corn Committee Marvin Gaits said Friday that the corn committee will continue to encourage the ex- pansion of grain corn acreages but the record high prices being received this year will be the real impetus to increased production About 35 Southern Alberta farmers will harvest about 2 200 acres of grain corn this year. They have the option of selling it to Pioneer Grain Co. Ltd or Alberta Wheat Pool Pioneer has offered grain corn contract holders 27 cents per bushel above the Chicago December future delivery price plus a trucking allowance based on distance Super Special! 3-PC. FOAMFLEX WEATHERSTRIP DOOR SET top annoying draft! this easy ay. Select pine moulding with aterprool foam seal-atrip ONLY 3-PC. ANGLE SEAL WEATHERSTRIP DOOR SET Durable, reinforced rubber sec rely clamped into aluminum rip. Sure draft-free seal. Call Hardware 327-5767 DOWNTOWN from Lethbridge. Noncontract holders will receive only 25 cents a bushel above the future price and no trucking allowance The wheat pool has offered a straight 40-cent-per-bushel price above the same Chicago future price, the daily fluc- tuating price established for buyers and sellers at Chicago for delivery in December Corn delivered to Pioneer will be used bv Palhser Distillers Ltd. in Lethbridge while corn sold to the wheat pool will be used in the distill- ing industry and specialized poultry and livestock feeding industry m British Columbia. As an incentive to en- courage farmers to grow gram corn, the provincial government will add 40 cents per bushel The incentive will be decreased to 30 cents per bushel in 1974. 20 cents in 1975 and 10 cents in 1976 With the prevailing Chicago December future price, the elevator company bonus and the government incentive, farmers are realizing about S3.30 per bushel, said Mr. Gaits. Yields from Southern Alberta fields to date have ranged from 80 and 100 bushels per acre "This means a return of about per acre and with total production costs under per acre, farmers will make about per acre from their grain corn." said Mr Gaits "This would compare to net returns of for wheat and even less for barley.'" Adding to the market oppor- tunities for Alberta grain corn growers is the south's prox- imit> to the Fraser Valley in BC' Because alternate corn would have to be shipped from the U.S on American rails, it costs 20 cents per bushel more to move it to B C than Alber- ta Alberta producers can move grain corn into B.C. for as low as five cents per bushel because of federal feed freight assistance. This gives local producers a 15-cent-per bushel edge over American producers Purple, yellow signs to replace bus stops New metal bus stop signs Lucrative crop farmers net an acre for their corn begin to replace the wooden posts and signs painted on poles this week. Certified Dentil Michinic CLIFF BLACK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lowir Llvll PHONE 327-2822 SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING 3 ELCOME FALL with Lovely new Styles by About 100 of the signs, painted the bright purple and yellow city transit colors, designating bus stops and route numbers will go up this year The replacement program will continue over the next yea'r or two. city transit superintendent John Frouws said. Mr Frouws also said the transit system's three new 52- passenger buses are schedul- ed to leave the London, Ont. factory for the city Nov. 15. Two of the buses will replace aging vehicles on transit routes now, while the third will be an addition to the transit fleet. Mr Frouws said route changes to catch up with residential development m the northeast end of the city will be looked at after delivery of the new buses. Nobleford parents prod county School gym sought SOFT ORIGINALS Exactly as shown m Brown Grey or Black Cobra AAA AA and E ...d'hs Sizes 6 to 10 Many other styles to choose from Identical matching handbapi are available at Camm't EXQUISITE EMPRESS SLINGS For Fall dress up time As shown in Navy, Red and Black Crinkle patent wet look AAA AA and B widths Sues 6 to 10 REPAIR SAVE MIKE HANZEL Extra Wear ,_For Every Pair Street South Nobleford residents have won one battle in their war against school centralization After some prodding the County of Lethbridge school committee voted Tuesday to send a "statement of need" to the education department sup- porting the Nobleford home and school association's re- quest for a new and expanded gyrn facility. The association fears that Noble Central school, which handles all grades, will be closed in favor of busing children to Picture Butte. 15 rm iloc1 I f Jin on A delegation of parents from Nobleford, 20 miles northwest of Lethbridge, came to the school committee Tuesday armed with a report showing that the school dis- trict contributed more to the county school system than it receives According to the report, the Nobleford area receives about less than it contributed "Uprise" By Joyce Available in Burnt Chest- nut, Angora Ca" wrh natural Crepe Sole Visit our store for a Complete selection of I LADIES1 SNOW BOOTS From 6" low to stylish 16" hi tops you'll find the very boot you want at Camm's. Drop in now while the selection is at its best Op.nThurs.ind CAMM'S Fn. until 9 p.m. 403. 5th Sfreet BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings Will SAVE YOU BIG MONEY on your CARPET PURCHASES! SALES and INSTALLATION BY. DON BERGMAN Bergman's Floor Coverings 2716 12th AVI. S. Phoni 328-0372 to the school division. One of the delegates. Pat Imeson, president of the home and school association, told The Herald the group is not complaining that they are helping to support other schools in the county "We just think it's our turn" to get some assistance, she said. In August, Nobleford parents approached the coun- ty school division asking not only for a gym but for an increased teaching staff, and to have industrial arts and taught at the school A county decision last spr- Area trustee session set School trustees are ex- pected to do a little soul searching Thursday at the an- nual convention'of the Zone 6 Alberta School Trustees Association in Lethbridge. The theme of the convention is trustees or followers In addition to annual com- mittee reports, the trustees are to discuss The Labour Act and Indian education. ing to teach shop and home economics classes at Picture Butte and bus Nobleford students taking these classes first made the home and school association think it was in danger of losing its school. The other problems are now resolved, but no action had been taken on their request for a new gymnasium. The present gym at Noble Central has just over square feet of floor space, with no showers or dressing rooms. In addition, the gym is not the many community groups wanting to use it, the associa- tion says Before a new gym can be financed through the educa- tion department, the school division must send the buildings branch a statement showing that a new facility is needed. E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Lelh.) DENTAL LAB. LTD. 204 Medical Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 Bridge Rug Drapes Now Open College Mall Proprietors Leaving age for students not accepted Court action forcing parents to send their children to school is not an adequate solution, the superintendent of Lethbridge county schools said Tuesday. He made the statement as he reported to the County of Lethbridge school committee that 17 students, younger than the province's school-leaving age of 16, are not attending school. An investigation by the county's school-attendance of- ficer has shown that most of the 17 students are staying home with their parents' per- mission, Chick Burge said. If the parents involved were taken to court, it would be futile, Mr. Burge said. Most would receive a small fine and continue to keep their children home. He reported that one father has said he will go to jail before allowing his son to at- tend school Most of the delinquent students are from the Picture Butte area, but Mr. Burge said seven live in theCoaldale area. With most trustees ad- mitting that court action was not the proper solution, the committee voted to send a social worker from the preventive social services branch of the Barons-Eureka Health Unit to visit the parents. "I think the province made a mistake raising the age to Mr. Burge said "Some of these people have never accepted the new age of 16." Under the school act. children must attend school until age 16 The school- leaving age had previously been 15, until the act was changed about five years ago. In other business, the school committee tabled a wage- increase request from prin- cipal's clerks in division schools The clerks, most of whom are employed on a part-time basis, are asking for a 50-cent- Information service gets 328 calls Information Lethbridge was contacted by 328 people in its first month of operation, the city community services department reports. Another 149 inquiries were received for landlord and te- nant information by the of- fice. Of the 328 callers, 99 walked into the Yates Centre office, 213 phoned and another 16 wrote in for information. Callers sought information on a variety of subjects rang- ing from consumer advice, recreational and cultural in- formation, low-cost, public and senior citizens housing, to clubs and societies day care centres, education, employ- ment and travel. "We're quite pleased with the public said preventive social services superintendent Tony Tobin. "It's obviously fulfilling a vital need an-hour increase on a base rate of an hour. Coun Jim Nicol said the clerks are as entitled to a raise as anyone else, but assistant county manager Bob Grant pointed out that even a 25-cent increase amounts to 11 per cent. If they are given a large increase, other groups will be asking for the same percen- tage increases, he said. The matter will be raised again at the next school com- mittee meeting Nov. 20. The committee also gave qualified support to a request from Kate Andrews High School, in Coaldale, for money for a swimming class. But the school will be in- formed that the program will not be supported next year. The qualification was added by Reeve Dick Pap worth who noted that Kate Andrews' students are the only senior- grade students in the county with a swimming program. Mr Burge told the meeting Kate Andrews has been receiving assistance for two years, but has been the only school in the county to request funds for a swimming program for senior grades. Coun. Jim Nicol said he has nothing against the course, "but I feel we are here to treat everyone as fairly as possible." The high school administra- tion asked the school com- mittee for The funds will cover swimming pool ren- tal and transportation. This semester, the classes will be offered in Lethbridge to six classes, while in the se- cond semester, the program will be run at the Coaldale pool for another five classes. HAVE A GOOD SELECTION DRIED FOLIAGE Come in and Me our good of dried lollige and other decoration Ideal to availability before the holiday teaton. DRIFTWOOD WICKER BASKETS CERAMIC COLON- IAL VASES NOVELTIES MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP 4th Ave. 4 7th SI. S. John Shearer SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd AVE. S. THURSDAY, OCT. 18th SALE STARTS P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE 2-door Viking fridge; Fairbanks-Morse fridge; Philco 2-door fridge; dryers, dryers; West- inghouse dryer; Kenmore wringer washer, Norge automat.c washer; Frigidaire electric dryer; wood bunk beds; good wood crib, dark wood dresser and chest of drawers; fireplace, light wood youth bed and mattress; small desk; chests of drawers; portable sewing machine; tape recorder; wicker sewing basket; pole lamps, floor lamps; table lamps, doors and windows; bath tub; oil heater; good green chesterfield and chair; wood cabinet; wood cupboard; Enfield .303 magazine and shells; .22 repeater rifle; 12 gauge Stevens double barrel shotgun, 12 boxes shells; gauge pump shotguns High Standard and Reming- ton; old double barrel shotgun; 4'x8' pool table complete; rug; 9x12 rug; love seat new upholstery; RCA gas dryer, Kenmore spin dryer; apartment size propane stove. Plus Many Too Numerous To Mention FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 19202nd AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE TED NEWSY AUCTIONEERS KEITH ERDMANN" Lie. 41 Lie. ;