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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 26 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Wodnesdoy, October JO, 1971 Business Spotlight Canada's largest cattle auction TORONTO (CP) Each clay fanners and representatives of packing houses across the prov- ince gather at the Ontario pub- lic stockyards to participate in Canada's largest daily auction. During the past BO average head of cattle have been sold daily. Worth about each, more than million changes hands every day. "Often another farmer will buy calves to fatten them up and sell them later at a healthy said Ed Garhouse, an agent for one of the five firms which sell livestock for the fanners. The agents charge a commis- sion on each sale, depending on how many head the farmer has sent to be sold at the stockyard. The Ontario government, which runs the stockyards, charges for upkeep of pens and for feed and staff needed to op- erate the yard. This is deducted by the commission agent before payment is sent to the farmer. Cattle are herded into a ring, where their total combined weight is announced. Bidding for the lot is on a per-pound price. In another building small stock, such as calves and sheep, are auctioned individually. A large clock-like device is set at a price indicated by the agent conducting the sale and the dial begins to spin rapidly backwards showing a decreas- ing price by fractions of a cent. Buyers press a Is one wired to each buyer's they wish to make a bid and the "clock" automati- cally stops, registering the price and the first bidder's number. "We asually start with a price a Sttle higher than we expect to get, Mr. Garhouse said. "I sell a calf about every 90 seconds and on a good day we'll spin about 800 calves." Vote system m> challenged CALGARY (CP) Alberta supreme court has been asked to investigate the legality of the "proportional representa- tion" voting system used in the last civic election. Lawyer Alf Harris, a defeat- ed mayoralty candidate, filed a notice of motion on behalf of Ted Takacs who lost in a bid for a city council seat in Ward 5. The notice requests an inter- pretation of the city bylaw which outlines the voting sys- tem. The system requires voters to mark their ballots with numbers which signify their order of candidate pref- erence. The notice makes no allega- tions but says written and ver- bal submission will be made during a hearing, for which a date is to be set Oct. 25. Charlie Prussky, 82-year-old owner of Prime Packers Ltd., has been buying stock at the auctions for 60 years. "I still make mistakes every he said. After the sale the weight, buyer and price of each calf is recorded. The calf then is herded into one of the pens re- served for the various packing houses. Name left off ballot VALLEYVIEW (CP) The legality of the separate school board election in Valleyview will be decided by a district court judge after the name of one candidate was inadvertent- ly left off Hie ballot. Jerry, Stepanick's name was left off the ballot in the elec- tion Wednesday and the mis- take was not discovered until eight ballots had been cast. The five candidates declared elect- ed were Ed Bonnertz, Valerie Brown. Dr. J. H. LaPotate, Harry Denny and Roger Lau- zon. War clouds hang over Pakistan NEW DELHI (Rcuter) India and Yugoslavia warned today that the East Pakistan crisis is likely to deteriorate if a solution is not found shortly. A joint communique issued as President Tito left India after a four-day visit said he and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi agreed on the need for a political solu- tion acceptable to the elected leaders of East Pakistan. This would bring about nor- malization of the situation and enable millions of Bengali refu- gees in India to return home. The communique issued against a background of mount- ing tension between India and Pakistan described the situation as "grave." Mrs. Gandhi has said that Sheikh Mujibuf Rahman, leader of the Awami League now on trial in Pakistan, should be un- conditionally released as an es- sential prerequisite to a peace- ful solution of the East Pakistan problem. Kosygin given hockey skates OTTAWA (CP) Premier Alexei Kosygin today was given a pair of professional hockey skates and asked to send a pee-wee Russian hockey team to Canada in February for Quebec City's international tournament. Mr. Kosygin protested he is too old to is 67 when Senate Speaker Jean- Paul Deschatelets gave him the skates in their store box. "No, no, not at cho- rused Senator Deschateletes Senator Paul Martin, gov- ernment leader in the Senate. Mr. Kosygin, obviously pleased with the gift, grinned widely and said "They are very fine skates." "You will be able to skate on thin put in Senator Martin. Mr. Kosygin started the third day of his Canadian visit with a tourist's trip to the Se- nate and Commons chambers in the Parliament Buildings. He appeared relaxed and in high good humor. He said that even with the Canadian skates he is not likely to be accepted on the Soviet Union's "big team" of all-star hockey players. Senator Deschatelets said a Russian pee-week 11 to be received warmly in Quebec City. All its expenses would be paid. "I hope you have a few minutes to examine the possi- bility of a pee-wee team com- FARM CHEQUES READY Cheques for prairie grain farmers have begun to flow off the computer banks at the dala processing centre In the Canadian Wheat Board building in Winnipeg. Maureen Wilson displays some of the cheques being paid under the Temporary Wheat Res- erves Act after withdrawal of the grain stabilization act in parliament. It Is expected to take 12 days to complete the mailing of the cheques. ing to the Senate Speaker said. Such pleasant requests give him nothing but happiness, Mr. Kosygin replied. Free pills decision reached CALGARY drug- gists have decided they will dis- tribute free of charge pills for fluoridation of water. The Calgary Pharmaceutical Society gave unanimous sup- port to the idea and president Gordon Henker said a letter making the offer would be sent to Health Minister Neil Craw- ford and other MLAs. The pills are supplied by the province and distributed now by the city but there have been complaints about too few out- lets. The society offered to distri- bute the tablets through mem- ber druggists after plebiscites calling for mass fluoridation were defeated in 1965 and 1969. The electorate turned down the proposal again last week. Pincher MD needs men for board PINCHER CREEK (Special) Under the new Alberta mu- nicipal elections act, all terms of office on municipal councils expire this year. Those elected will serve for three-year terms. Ken Phillips, returning offi- cer, will preside at the Mu- nicipal District Building be- tween 10 a.m. and 12 noon Wed- nesday, Oct. 27, for the pur- pose of accepting nomination papers of candidates. Gordon Stuckey has held the municipal district representa- tive post for division one; Hugh Ferguson, division two; Otto Fischbuch, division three; Thomas Hammond, division four; and Hilton Pharis (reeve) for division five. Deaths Yesterday By THE CANADIAN PRESS Justice G. B. Puddicombe, 73, of the Quebec Superior Court, a member of Canada's legal team for the war crimes trials in Japan and Hong Kong. Neelands, 90, Canadian-born managing-direc- tor and chairman of the Brit- ish-based Cementation Co. Ltd. until his retirement in 1961. Brnntford, S. Hill, 32, of Hagcrsvillc, Ont. who played lacrosse under the name of Jim Squires for the Brantford Warriors and coached the Six Nations Braves In the North American League, in a single-car accident. Melbourne Robin Boyd, 52, Australian architect who de- signed the Australian displays ror Expo 67 in Montreal and the Sxpo 70 world fair in Osaka, Japan, in hospital after a four- week illness. HI SIMPSONS-SEARS The Knit Suit: No-Wrinkle Comfort For Men On The Move A Knit Suit what a great travelling companion. Pack It. It's uncrushable and won't wrinkle. Wear it. The comfort is like nothing else. It stretches with you. Recovers its natural shape when you take it off. No sagging or bagging, 2-button single breasted styling with notched lapels. Exciting designs: Neat Geometries, Smart Herringbones, Bold Checks or Plains. Sizes: 36-46. These for- blend double knits are the answer to a moving man's prayers. Make your move now. Traditional Style. 2-button model with traditional flap pockets. Moderate Faihlon. 2-lower patch pockets with box pleats and flaps. STORE HOURS: Daily 9 a.m. to p.m. Wednesday 9 a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Centre Villaat. Telephone 328-9231 ;