Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
1C 1HI ICTHBRIDOE HERALD _ Thursday, October 12, Taylor: No Money For Fast Transit CALGARY (CP) Highways Minister Gordon Taylor said Wednesday the provincial gov- ernment is not prepared to di- rectly finance rapid transit be- csuse at this time, it is too premature. He told a special city council meeting, however, that there is nothing to stop Alberta cities from using money from the pro. Feed Grain Demand Heavy OTTAWA (CP) Despite record supplies of feed grain in Canada this year, heavy export demands are expected to reduce the amount available for feed purposes, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics reports. Increased production and a high carryover from last year's crop brought supplies of barley to a record high of 577.8 million bushels, 27 per cent more than the 1968-69 total of 456.3 million bushels. Total supplies of oats also showed a sharp increase at 500 million bushels, a rise of 14 per cent from last year's 439.5 mil- lion. At ttte same time, DBS re- potted that export shipments of barley are expected to exceed the previous record, 122 million bushels set in 1952-53, by a wide margux One unofficial estimate sets expected barley exports at 60 million bushels. Exports of oats are similarly expected to rise sharply over tie average of 9.4 million bushels for the last 10 years. Over-all supplies of feed grains, including mixed grains, corn, rye and buckwheat along with oats and barley, are ex- pected to reach an all-time high of 32.2 million tons, 5 million tons more than last year. vincial land bank to establish traffic corridors which could eventually be designated for ra- pid transit. The situation may evolve in three to four years, Mr. Taylor said in which time government grants may be awarded. He said "this is the wrong time to go into a rapid transit system" because of the over- all cost, in the vicinity of to million for an opera- tion "that has no hope of even beginning to pay its way." The 2M: hour meeting also revealed that under the new Transportation Act that the province is only prepared to provide million through the land bank next year for the pur- chase of road right of ways. Mr. Taylor said the time is not right economically to in- crease the g r a n t s but added that the situation would be re- viewed in about a year's time. UN Likely To Tackle Kidnapping Problem WAITING Alfredo Ram- second secretary of the Cuban embassy and consnl- gcneral ia Montreal, will act as intermediary between government and kidnappers of James Cross should the kidnappers agree to Robert Bonrassa's transfer plan on grounds ol Man and His World exposition. Business Spotlight Edmonton Plant To Boost Output EDMONTON (CP) The Steel Co. of Canada Ltd. plan here may have to double its out put over the next eight years to meet the demands of a growia Western Canada. Alberta Treasurer A. 0. Aal borg pushed a button recently ti release the millionth ton of stee in 15 years from a rolling-mi furnace. At that time H. M. Griffith the firm's president and chie executive officer, predicted the mill would have to produce its next million tons in less than eight years. To help accomplish this, flifi company plans to spend mi Strike Spreads To Palace LONDON (Reuter) A strike by men who do Britain's dirty work has spread to two of London's most famous resi- Palace and 10 Downing Street. About 300 garbage collectors In .the London borough of West- minster joined the strike today. The area includes the home of the Queen as well as Downing Street, where Prime Minister Heath and other ministers live. Municipal workers across the country, most of them garbage- men aid sewer workers, are de- manding a raise' equal to a week. Troops stood by ready to man Uw pumps at sewage stations near the Thames which is being polluted by the flow of partial- ly-treated sewage. London's drinking water comes from the Thames. Home Secretary Reginald Maudling ordered the troops on a round-the-clock alert to dea with any serious health hazards caused by the strike, now in its fourth week. A home office statement said troops were being made availa ble for immediate use to man sewage plants, but put the re- sponsibility on local municipal councils to call them in, JAILED FOR 25i VEAKS KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) A military tribunal jailed for- mer Information Minister Ab- del-Madid1 Abu-Hassabu Tues- day after a 80-day trial on charges brought under Sudan's Administrative and Political Corruption Act. Abu-Hassabu, who was cleared on an unlaw- ful-enrichment charge, was sentenced to 2% years. lion to expand facilities and de- velop markets. The Steel Co. bought the Ed- monton plant and another in Re- gina. It acquired a steel pipe plant at Camrose, Alta., two years later. The Toronto-based firm now has a capital investment of million and more than em- ployees in Western Canada. Sates offices were established in Kegina, Calgary, Edmonton, New Westminster and Vancouver. MAKES STEEL' PLATE Saskatchewan Steel Fabrica- tors, the wholly-owned subsidi- ary in Regina, designs, fabri- cates and erects heavy steel plate which has been used in potash mines in Saskatchewan, coalfield expansion in Alberta and British. Columbia and the pulp industry in On- tario, B.C. and Manitoba. The Camrose plant produces "big-inch" transmission pipe for the petroleum industry. The Edmonton plant, among other things, produces the steel reinforcing rods without-which modern, concrete construction would be impossible. They were used in tie ?112 million south Saskatchewan River dam and the soaring Canadian National Railway tower in Edmonton, At the other end of the scale, the company's Edmonton Fin- ishing Works makes grader blades for road construction. The firm has an 'annual ingot capacity of nearly five million tons, about 40 per cent of the iron and steel produced in Can- ada. Its ore comes mainly from the Scully mine in Labrador, the Pointe Noire pelletizing plant in Quebec and the Griffith mine at Red Lake, Ont. Most of the coal necessary for steel production comes from the Jnited States but the firm, con- scious of the Canadian image, now has tons of soft coal Tom the Kaiser mine in the Crowsnest Pass region of B.C. Prefabricated Housing Growth On Upswing TORONTO (CP) Rapid growth is foreseen in prefabri- cated houses and they will ac- count for. 40 per cent of the Ca- nadian housing market in the next 10 years. Prefabricated buildings now iceount for 26 per cent of the house market in Canada, princi- >ally single-family dwellings, G. Z. E. Gordon, an executive of lalliday Homes Ltd. of Burling- on, OnL, told a meeting of the Canadian Electrical Associa- tion's marketing division. "If union demands by on-site trades continue at their present ate, many builders may be compelled to depart from the onvenfional methods and turn o manufactured homes and he said. A shortage of skilled labor ay intensify the trend. WARM IM THE EAST Above-normal temperatures are expected for most of Eastern Canada during the next 30 days according to the long-range forecast of the United States weather bureau. However, western Canada will see the other side of the coin most areas will have below-normaf temperatures. Precipitation will be heavy in much of Onfario and Quebec and light in the southern Prairies. Other areas will have moderate precip- itation. The outlook is not a specific forecast and changes may occur. VIolsou Brewery Switches To Gas TORONTO (CP) A spokes- tan for Molson's Brewery (On- ario) Ltd. said Tuesday the ompany is working to convert 3 boilers from oil to natural as in an attempt to reduce air ollution. The company was ono several named in the Ontario gislalurc last week as a major ontributor to air pollution in Metropolitan Toronto. UNITED NATIONS (CP) International concern over the kidnapping of diplomats is ex- pected to surface here in the next few weeks. It is not.yet clear just what form UN action will take, but informed sources expressed lit- tle doubt that in one form or another the UN will become in- volved with the question. The situation ia Canada has been watched quietly here ever since the kidnappings of James Cross, British trade official in Montreal, and the slam Quebec labor minister, Pierre Laporte. The kidnappings of diplomats in Latin America, and the death of an American and a West Ger- man, already had been noted with concern. A move that started at the beginning of the General As- sembly io have the UN consider the matter is reported to have died. Now it is reported that The Netherlands has proposed that kidnapping be considered by the General Assembly's legal com- mittee. AWAITS ACTION There is enough agreement to get an item on the agenda, it is reported, but it has been de- cided to await action in Wash- ington by the Inter-American 'Judicial Committee. This com- mittee was reported Tuesday to have before it a draft declara- tion on kidnapping. must be approved by the coun- cil and the general assembly of the Organization of American States. Sources here see two possibili- ties. The OAS draft could come here for consideration by the world body. If this is not satis- factory to some delegations, a new initiative could be presented here. The sources said it is doubtful that anything emanating from here will have for in- stance saying that governments should not give in to blackmail by kidnappers. But it could say there is no pretext that could justify kidnapping of diplomats. And it could add that since free contact between countries is The draft has a way to go. It' n e c e s s a r y, diplomats must enjoy special status. Some sources say that, at least, it could seek to prevent kidnappers from slipping across borders to the sanctuary of an- other country and it could make kidnapping of diplomat! an in- ternational crime. Residents Surveyed SPIBIT RIVER The department of education is sur- veying residents of the Spirit River School Division on their attitudes towards redistribution of boundaries. The' redistribution is neces- sary to facilitate an election called by Education Min i s t e r Robert Clark in order to return the school division to the juris- diction of a locally elected school board. For the last two yean ttfc division has been under the con- trol of a government appointed official. 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