Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tuesday, October THE LCTHBRIDOE HERALD 0 Farmers threaten market agencies OTTAWA (CP) Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan said Monday that farmers, not consumer groups, are threatening to un- dermine the work of national, farm marketing agencies: In a speech to the annual meeting of the Canadian poultry and egg council, Mr. Whelan said many fanners are only committed to orderly production and marketing "for the other guy, and for the other province, but not for themselves and not for their own province." But "any national plan to bring order into our produc- tion and marketing system demands complete and full co- operation from all producers and from all provinces." "The real threat to national marketing he said, "is not from consumer groups and not from outside forces." ".The real threat, as I see it, from the. ranks of producers themselves, and from the provincial marketing boards." Mr. Whelan said he is "will- ing to fight" to help farmers develop national marketing plans because both consumers and producers ultimately benefit from an orderly system of production and selling. "But I cannot do the job alone and, in fact, I will not do the job alone if. I detect that producers and provincial mar- keting boards lack the neces- sary commitment. "That's not a threat. "It's a simple statement of fact." The agriculture minister's remarks follow a Commons decision to hold a parliamen- tary inquiry into egg marketing. That decision was reached following revelations that as many as 28 million egp will be destroyed this year because' they were bought by the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency (CEMA) as surplus, then left to rot in improper storage. That agency is one of two set up to control, on a national basis, the production and mar- keting of a farm commodity. The other agency controls tur- key farming. YAMAHA ORGANS New and Used COLLEGE MALL Phone 328-3694 Political activist Voicing her anger at a barbed wire fence hastily erected to halt her protest march is Mrs. Ngo Ba Thanh, centre, who at one time or another has been a lawyer, oppostion deputy in the Vietnamese'National Assembly and for years a political prisoner. Now out of prison, she is often accompanied by pol- itically active Buddhist nuns and monks. Cadieux urges i negotiations with Americans GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (CP) Faced with a public hearing in Washington later this week to consider retaliatory quotas against Canadian livestock and meat, Canadian Ambassador Marcel Cadieux urged negotiations Monday to help settle such differences with the United States. N "This is much more than a bilateral problem, but one relat- ing to the general instability in world food Cadieux told the Grand Rapids World Affairs Council, a public-affairs group, as Michigan began a series of seminars and meetings devoted to Canada in its annual International Week. "A multilateral forum is available for us in GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) to settle any differences. "We hope that in this multilateral forum or through bilateral negotiations, we will be able to work out an agreed solution to this difficulty." The Canadian government imposed quotas on imports of U.S. livestock and beef in August. When American protests failed to get the embargo lifted or altered, the White House ordered a public hearing Oct. 25 to con- sider a retaliatory embargo on Canadian only on beef but also of swine and pork. was faced with the potentially destructive situation of massive beef imports flooding our market, at a time when Canadian producers were faced with mounting beef pro- duction costs at Cadieux said. "The question was, how much beef should Canadians reasonably be expected to con- The ambassador also defended increases in the price of'Cana- dian oil exported to the U.S. market, on the grounds of domestic political realities in Canada. "If the government had not instituted an oil export tax, crude piped to the United States would have been substantially cheaper than in eastern which depends on imported oil from Venezuela and the Middle East, he said. "Selling western Canadian oil for less abroad than what east- ern Canadians were required to pay for imported oil would have created an intolerable situation in Canada. "The oil export tax was a domestic a revenue- raising venture against the United States." In both agricultural and energy problems, Cadieux urged following "our tradition of consultation, moderation and accom- modation." UN buffer force facing trouble UNITED NATIONS (AP) The Wue-nelmeted UN buffer force on the Egyptian-Israeli front is in financial and p.olitical trouble as it celebrates its first anniver- sary tins week. Another attempt to extend its mandate, six months is planned Tuesday, just two days before the present one expires. Moscow and Washington have locked horns over wording of the mandate, with the Soviets complaining about costs bat still owing more than any otter country. While regarded as a major success of the UN, the peace- Prisoner uses cigarette to break out of jail COLVILLE. Wash. (AP) Stevens County authorities were searching for a prisoner who used his cigarette to break out of the local jail. Deputies said tint William H. Morigeau, 18, of CotvUle, a convicted forger, escaped after he burned a bole in a plastic basement window-of the new jaa. The plastic windows were installed recently to replace other windows shattered by prisoners, deputies said. keeping force is at least million in the red and plagued by the same United States-So- viet conflict that marked its birth. The security council created the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) on Oct. 25, 1873 to police the shaky ceasefire on the Suez front. The council acted after the Pentagon alerted American military units around the world in a threatening U.S.- Soviet confrontation mat eas- ed before it became critical Now, as in 1973, the Soviet Union wants more day-today control over UNEF operations through the security rfflinnl The United States and other Western countries are willing to trust Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim with the details. The U.S. and Soviet am- bassadors argued heatedly over the wording of UNEFs mandate a year ago and diplomats said foe Utaation security council failed in clos- ed meetings last week to agree fully on the formula for extending the mandate for an- other six months. Predictions were for a last- minute accord Tuesday with perhaps less authority for WaMbeim ihan before, and the financial problems tossed to the genecal assembly. Like many military estab- lishments, UNEF has cost overrnns, out there is the ad- ditional pmbtait of getting their couUiuulions to the force. Talk about convenience! 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